Ukrainian icon | Mother of God "Joy of the Oppressed" | 24937

Ukrainian icon

Metal oklad

26.5 x 22 cm | 10.4 x 8.7 in

19th century

Antike original russische Ikone aus dem 19. Jahrhundert.


The Mother of God is shown in full form on this icon, in royal robes. Before her are afflicted people afflicted with various diseases and sorrows, led by angels. Remembrance 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, who lives in Moscow, suffered from a serious illness for a long time. One day while praying she heard a voice: “Evfimija! In your suffering, why don’t you take refuge in the one who heals everyone? In the Church of the Transfiguration of my Son there is my picture called Joy of All the Afflicted. Ask a priest to bring this picture, and when he has celebrated a prayer service with a dedication of water, you will be healed.” Evfimija heeded the request of the All Holy Mother of God and became healthy.

Above: Archangels Michael and Gabriel.

Left, top to bottom:

  • Saint Martyr Florus (18 August).
  • Saint Nicetas the Goth (September 15).
  • Saint Nicholas, Archbishop of Myra (December 6).
  • Saint Sergius of Radonezh, founder of the monastery (September 25).
  • Saint John the Forerunner and Baptist (June 24).
  • Saint Peter the Apostle (June 29).
  • Saint Paul the Apostle (June 29).

Right, top to bottom:

  • Saint Martyr Laurus (18 August).
  • SaintMartyr Demetrius of Thessaloniki (October 26).
  • Saint Martyr Boniface of Tarsus, Frost Saint (December 19).
  • Saint Niphon, Bishop of Constantia, Cyprus (December 23).
  • Saint Maximus the Confessor, Monk (January 21).
  • Saint Ivo, Roman cat. saint.
  • Saint Pimen (27 August).

Above: God the Father.

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