This striking depiction on the Madonna of Kazan Holy Card makes this prayer card a meaningful addition for almost any event or occasion. Each sheet has 8 perforated cards. There are 100 sheets to a package. These sheets can be run through a laser printer for personalization. A template is available on request from Creator Mundi.
A Prayer Card, Mass Card or Holy Card for Many Uses
Holy cards bear a religious image. Our sheets come blank on the back for your own prayers, favorite verses, or to commemorate special moments such as a First Communion, Confirmation, Ordination, or family reunion. Prayer cards are often distributed at funerals with a favorite prayer or with the name of the deceased. They are used in Sunday schools, religious education classes, and as a way to acknowledge an event on a large scale. Some parishes distribute a prayer card on Mother’s Day, Christmas, Easter and to celebrate anniversaries or other church and school events.
The Madonna of Kazan
Our Lady of Kazan was a holy icon of the highest stature in the Russian Orthodox Church. This icon represents the Virgin Mary as the protector and patroness of the city of Kazan, and is known as the Holy Protectress of Russia. According to legend, the Our Lady of Kazan icon was originally acquired from Constantinople, lost in 1438, and miraculously recovered in pristine state over 140 years later in 1579. Two major cathedrals, the Kazan Cathedral, Moscow and the Kazan Cathedral of St. Petersburg, are both consecrated to Our Lady of Kazan, and both display copies of the icon, as do numerous churches throughout Russia. The original icon in Kazan was stolen, and likely destroyed, in 1904.
Feast days of Our Lady of Kazan are 21 July, and 4 November (which is also the Russian Day of National Unity).