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Assuage My Sorrows icon

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The origins of this icon can be traced back to a battle in Shklova, in the Mogilev Province, during 1640; it is not known who painted the original icon carrying the name "Assuage My Sorrows" although it is presumed that it is was brought to Russia from a Russian Monastery from [[Mount Athos]]. During the reign of Tsar [[Tsar Michael Fyodorovitchof Russia|Michael Fydorovich]] (1613-1645) a great battle took place, near Shklova, in which the Russians defeated the Poles. In honour of this defeat a copy of the miracle-working image was translated by the Cossacks to Moscow and placed in the Church of St. Nicholas in Zamoskovoretchie Zamoskovorechie <ref>This church has since been demolished and no longer exists</ref> in the Pupishevo district of Moscow.
Tradition relates that the first time this Icon icon was [[glorification|glorified ]] was in the second half of the 18th century. The miraculous power was revealed through a certain woman who had been suffered suffering from a weakness in her hands and feet. Physicians were not able to help her with her ailment and in a vision, she was told to go to Moscow and pray before the icon of the Mother of God bearing the inscription "Assuage my SorrowSorrows;" in the same vision, she was shown the Iconicon. Not finding that Icon icon in the church, she turned to the [[priest ]] for help, who then brought all of the ancient icons down from the bell-tower. One of the icons bore the inscription "Assuage my SorrowSorrows." As soon as the woman saw the Icon icon, she exclaimed: “It is she! It is she!”. After a moleben , the ailing woman felt so much stronger that she was able to stand and leave the church unaided.
This miracle occurred on January 25th 25 (Julian Calendar), 1760. Since then, a [[Feast day ]] in honor of the "Assuage my SorrowSorrows" Icon icon has been observed. In the church Church of St Nicholas, the icon was installed in an appropriate place, and an [[altar ]] was dedicated in its honor.
From all over the city, the faithful and suffering came to Zamoskovorechie to bow down before the newly-revealed icon, and God’s power was revealed in many other miracles. An especially great number of miracles [[miracle]]s happened during the plague epidemic of 1771. Many copies of the miraculous Icon icon were made and distributed throughout all Russia; in Moscow alone, four other icons bearing the same name were glorified by miracles.
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Sooth Soothe the pains of my much-sighing soul, O thou who hast wiped away every tear from the face of the earth:
For thou dost drive away the sickness of men, And quench the afflictions of sinners.
We have obtained hope and support in thee, O most holy Virgin.

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