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[[Image:AssuageMySorrows.JPG|right|thumbnail|Mother of God Assuage My Sorrows (Greek version)]]
'''Mother of God Assuage''' <ref> [http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/assuage '''Assuage''' (Wictionary)] –verb (used with object), 1. to make milder or less severe; relieve; ease; mitigate: to assuage one's grief; to assuage one's pain. 2. to appease; satisfy; allay; relieve: to ''assuage one's hunger''. 3. to soothe, calm, or mollify </ref> '''My Sorrows''' is the name of a wonderworking [[icon]] treasured in the Church of St. Nicholas-in-Kusnetsy Odrino Nikolaev Odrin Monastery in the Orel <ref> Orel, a government of Middle Russia between Moscow and the Black Sea, is about two and a half times the size of Wales, and has a population a little over two millions. It is in the black earth region. Agriculture and cattle raising are the principal pursuits, though industrial activity is on the increase, and there are nearly ten thousand large and small factories producing about two millions sterling of various goods, chiefly intended for local requirements. Orel is one of those governments which give good opportunity for the introduction of plant and machinery. The chief towns are Orel, Bolkov, Bryansk, Elets, Karachev, Kivny and Maloarkhangelsk. </ref> Diocese, Karachev district in Moscow Orlov province and copies of this icon are to be found in churches all over Moscow.  The icon is commemorated [[January 25]] (by the Old Calendar) and is also commemorated on [[September 25]] and [[October 9]]. <ref> There is a special "Service with Akathistos to the All-Holy Theotokos, Assuage My Sorrow", a publication of the Kievan Monastery of the Caves printing house, 1888. (Reference ''Sobranie mneniy i otziv'' [Collection of Opinions and Responses], Philaret, Metropolitan of Moscow, vol. V., pages 391-4, about the first edition of this service)</ref>.
The Mother of God is depicted with a hand bending toward her head and with the Child holding a scroll in both hands directly sitting on her left hand. On the scroll are the words:
:''"Judge righteously; each show mercy to one another; do not offend widows and orphans, and do not keep malice in your heart towards your brother."''
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