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The Icon of the Mother of God “Joy of All Who Sorrow” was glorified by wonderworking in the year 1688. A sister by birth of patriarch Joakim (1674-1690), Euphymia, who lived at Moscow, for a long time suffered from an incurable illness. One morning during a time of prayer she heard a voice: “Euphymia! Go thou to the temple of the Transfiguration of My Son; an image is there, named “Joy of All Who Sorrow”. Have the priest serve a molieben with a blessing of water, and thou wilt receive healing from sickness”. Euphymia, having learned that in Moscow was actually such an icon in the church of the Transfiguration on Ordynka, did the bidding of the Most Holy Mother of God, and she was healed. This occurred on 24 October 1688.

There are other accounts concerning this icon. One of the more famous stories  about the icon of the Mother of God “Joy of All Who Sorrow” recalls the incident where coins became welded to the icon by a bolt of lightning). This occurred in Peterburg in 1888 and is celebrated on 23 July.

Adapted from Menologion 3.0

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