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Kazan Icon of the Theotokos Male Monastery

On August 4/17, 1924, Archbishop Mefodii (Gerasimov) blessed of the foundation of the Kazan Cathedral of the monastery at 2 Cross Street, Majiagou, Harbin. In December of that year the finished church was consecrated, in which icons of the Mother of God particularly venerated by the monks were found: the great Kazan icon of the church, and two miraculously renewed icons, the Vladimir Mother of God and the "Burning Bush." In the St Panteleimon section of the church an icon of the Great Martyr that was particularly adored was kept, which was sent from Mt. Athos by the elder Schema-monk Denasii (Yushkov).

According to Harbin municipal religious archive, Hieromonk Simon (Bai) served as the last abbot of the Monastery shortly after the Chinese Church gained its independence.

Photos
 

1931 flood, Harbin.
Harbin. Zhenghe. Flood. Food distributing point.

from "Orthodox Churches
in Northern Manchuria"
Harbin, 1931, pg. 19

from Abp HILARION
of Sydney & Australia

1954 30th anniversary photo
from Abp HILARION of Sydney & Australia

Bishops Yuvenaly and
Dimitry (Voznesensky), the
father of Metropolitan Philaret,
with the clergy and worshipers of
the Mother of God of
Kazan Monastery in Harbin.