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Kazan Icon of the Theotokos Male Monastery in Harbin

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. On December 20, 1924/January 2, 1925 the finished temple was consecrated in the name of the Kazan Icon of the Theotokos (commemorated Oct. 22/Nov. 4). Icons of the Mother of God particularly venerated by the monks were found at this temple: the great Kazan icon of the church, and two miraculously renewed icons, the Vladimir Mother of God and the "Unburnt 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
 

photo from Moscow

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

Photo from myharbin.name

Stay of the delegation of His Holiness Patriarch Alexy in Harbin
Nov 4, 1945 photos from Museum of Church Archaeology, MDPA

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.