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==History==
The "Assuage my Sorrows" Icon origins of the Most Holy Theotokos was glorified at Moscow by many miracles in the second half of the eighteenth century, particularly during a plague in 1771. The this icon had been brought can be traced back to Moscow by Cossacks a battle in 1640 Shklova, in the reign of Tsar Michael (1613-1645)Mogilev Province, and placed in during 1640; it is not known who painted the church of St Nicholas in original icon carrying the Pupishevo district of Moscowname "Assuage My Sorrows" although it is presumed that it is was brought to Russia from a Russian Monastery from Mount Athos.
Until 1784During the reign of [[Tsar Michael Fyodorovitch]] (1613-1645) a great battle took place, near Shklova, in which the Russians defeated the Poles. In honour of this icon belonged to Count Nicholas Borisovitch Samoilov, who regarded it as defeat a holy icon. At first, it copy of the miracle-working image was at translated by the Count's home Cossacks to Moscow and placed in Moscow, where it was renowned for many miraculous healings. Later, N.B. Samoilov moved it to his estate adjoining the Church of St . Nicholas Odrino Monastery. He constructed, at his own expense, a heated chapel in honor of Zamoskovoretchie <ref>This church has since been demolished and no longer exists</ref> in the "Assuage My Sorrows" Icon as part Pupishevo district of the St Nicholas katholikon (main church)Moscow.  The Count later donated icon was further glorified in Moscow by many miracles in the icon to second half of the monasteryeighteenth century, particularly during a plague in 1771.
Once, perhaps after a fire and the rebuilding of the temple, the icon was carelessly put in a bell tower. However, the abundant mercies manifested by the Mother of God would one day bring about a renewed veneration of this holy icon.
The icon was placed in an honored place in the church, and later a chapel was built in its honor. The services and the Akathist in honor of the icon date from this period.
 
Until 1784, the icon belonged to Count Nicholas Borisovitch Samoilov, who regarded it as a holy icon. At first, it was at the Count's home in Moscow, where it was renowned for many miraculous healings. Later, N.B. Samoilov moved it to his estate adjoining the St Nicholas Odrino Monastery. He constructed, at his own expense, a heated chapel in honor of the "Assuage My Sorrows" Icon as part of the St Nicholas katholikon (main church). The Count later donated the icon to the monastery.
 
Copies of the "Assuage my Sorrows" Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos are to be found in churches all over Moscow and other cities. The icon is also commemorated on [[September 25]] and [[October 9]].
 
==External links==
* [[http://www.stjohndc.org/Russian/english.htm "Assuage My Sorrows"]], St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Washington DC.
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