The Icon of the Mother of God is famous for its miracles to heal people from sickness
The wonderworking “Joy of All Who Sorrow” Icon of the Mother of God was glorified in the year 1688. Euphymia, the sister of Patriarch Joachim, lived in Moscow and suffered from an incurable illness in her body side for a long time. She started to prepare for death: took communion and fell into a deep sleep. But she heard a voice in her dream say ‘Euphymia, go to the temple of the Transfiguration of My Son; there you will find an icon called the ‘Joy of All Who Sorrow’. The voice said that she could receive healing from sickness have the priest celebrate a Molieben with the blessing and water. Euphymia did as she was directed by the Most Holy Theotokos, and she was healed. This miracle occurred on October 24, 1688 that is why the celebration of the icon ‘Joy of All Who Sorrow’ is held on this day.
After Euphymia’s healing, other miracles took place near the wonderworking, so many sick, weak and mournful people wanted to see the sacred icon that helps people heal.
There is a scale representation of the Mother of God in full size with the Christ child in her arms in the center of the icon. She is surrounded by angels and mournful people. From either sides of the Mother of God specific hymns are dedicated to celebrating her role of bringing hope and salvation into the world.
The icon was painted on a canvas stretched on a cypress panel and is highly decorated with numerous jewels. The icon is displayed in Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral (Transfiguration Cathedral).