Orthodox icon | Mother of God “Joy of All Oppressed”.
A bronze/brass/yellow metal travel icon adorned with multicolored enamel.
The icon depicts the Mother of God in her full form, clothed in regal attire. In front of her are people who are afflicted by various illnesses and sorrows, guided by angels. Above them are the Archangels Michael and Gabriel, along with Jesus Christ portrayed as the King of Glory.
Hovering above the scene are six cherubim, adding a celestial presence to the icon.
This particular icon of the Mother of God gained recognition in the late 17th century. It is associated with a miraculous healing story involving the sister of Patriarch Joachim of Moscow.
Afflicted by a severe illness, she received a divine message during her prayer, urging her to seek solace in the One who heals all.
The voice actively directed her to retrieve the icon known as “The Joy of All Sorrowful” from the Church of the Transfiguration. She was to have a priest perform a supplication service with the consecration of water, promising healing would follow. Evfimija, trusting the command of the All Saints Mother, promptly obeyed the instructions and regained her health.
Every year, on October 24th, believers commemorate this icon with a feast day, honoring both its importance and the miracle healing linked to it.