Orthodox icon | Mother of God Joy of All Oppressed with the dimes | 24993


  • Russian icon
  • 22.2 x 17.5 cm | 8.7 x 6.9 in
  • after 1888


The Mother of God is shown on this icon in full form, without the child. Before her are people who are plagued by various illnesses and sorrows and are led by angels. Icon feast day: October 24.

This icon of the Mother of God became known at the end of the 17th century. The sister of Patriarch Joachim of Moscow suffered from a serious illness for a long time. One day during the prayer she heard a voice: “Evfimija! In you are suffering, why don’t you take refuge in the One that heals everyone? In the Church of the Transfiguration of my Son there is my image called “The Joy of All Sorrowful”. Ask a priest to bring this picture, and after he has celebrated a supplication service with a consecration of water, you will be healed.” Evfimija heeded All Saints Mother’s command and got well.

According to legend the icon appeared after the miracle of July 23, 1888: The icon had its place in the church of the settlement of the Imperial Glass Manufactory in St. Petersburg. When a bomb exploded in the church’s offering box, the dimes (two-copeck pieces) were hurled against the icon and pressed into it. The people in the church were unharmed.

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Orthodox icon | Mother of God Joy of All Oppressed with the dimes | 24993
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