Orthodox icon | Mother of God Joy of All Oppressed | 24597


  • Typ: Russian icon
  • Age: 19th century
  • Size: 26.5 x 22 cm | 10.4 x 8.7 in


Orthodox icon | Mother of God “Joy of All Oppressed” | 24597.

This icon presents the Mother of God as “All Who Mourn” and “All Who Suffer,” shown in full form without the child. Afflicted individuals and angels accompany her. The feast day associated with this icon is October 24th.

In the late 17th century, this icon gained recognition when Patriarch Joachim of Moscow’s sister fell gravely ill. During prayer, she heard a voice instructing her to seek solace in the One who heals all.

The voice mentioned an icon called “The Joy of All Sorrowful” in the Church of the Transfiguration. Following the voice’s guidance, she requested the icon and, after a supplication service with consecrated water, she experienced healing.

Above the Mother of God, four revered saints are depicted: Saint Venerable Gregory of Dekapolis (November 20th), Saint Theodore of Sykeon, Bishop of Anastasioupolis (April 22nd), and Saints Sergius and Herman of Varlaam (June 28th and September 11th).

The icon showcases a gilded background adorned with intricate engravings and paintings. Its beautiful and refined artwork exemplifies its ornamental nature.

Source: Orthodox icon | Mother of God “Joy of All Oppressed” | 24597 © Ikonen Mautner. Typing errors, other errors or changes reserved. For more information: “Das Synaxarion. Die Leben der Heiligen der Orthodoxen Kirche.” (http://www.prodromos-verlag.de/buecher.html) and Joachim Schäfer: Das Ökumenische Heiligenlexikon – https://www.heiligenlexikon.de

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Orthodox icon | Mother of God Joy of All Oppressed | 24597
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