Orthodox icon | Mother of God “Joy of All Oppressed” | Bronze | 24649


  • Typ: Russian icon
  • Oklad: Metal
  • Age: 19th century (after 1888)
  • Size: 31 x 26 cm | 12.2 x 10.2 in


Orthodox icon | Mother of God “Joy of All Oppressed” | 24649.

This icon depicts the Mother of God in her full form, without the presence of the child. In front of her, there are individuals afflicted with various illnesses and sorrows, guided by angels. The feast day associated with this icon is October 24.

During the late 17th century, this particular icon of the Mother of God gained recognition. The sister of Patriarch Joachim of Moscow had been suffering from a severe illness for an extended period.

One day, while in prayer, she heard a voice saying:

“Evfimija! While you endure suffering, why don’t you seek refuge in the One who heals all? In the Church of the Transfiguration, where my Son is honored, there is an image of mine known as ‘The Joy of All Sorrowful.’ Ask a priest to bring this picture, and after he performs a supplication service with the consecration of water, you will be healed.”

Evfimija followed the command of the All Saints Mother and experienced complete recovery.

A miraculous event on July 23, 1888, gave rise to this specific icon, which emerged as a replica. The church of the Imperial Glass Manufactory settlement in St. Petersburg initially housed it. During a bombing incident in the church, the icon forcefully embedded the dimes (two-copeck pieces) from the offering box. Miraculously, the individuals present in the church remained unharmed.

At the top of the icon, there is a depiction of Christ standing.

The icon features a metal oklad adorned with a representation of the embedded dimes.

Source: Orthodox icon | Mother of God “Joy of All Oppressed” | 24649 © 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” | Bronze | 24649
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