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Ikon of Our Lady Mother of God Joy of All Who Sorrow

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1 Sara Di Diego = ""In 1597 the ikon was given to the monks residing in Pochaev near the border of Galicia, where the Mother of God had appeared in 1340, leaving an imprint of her footprint in the rock, from which a stream gushed forth."When these monks were invaded by Muslim Turks, the ikon saved them.Work Cited:http://orthodoxcatholicmonastery.com/heavenly-patrons-of-the-poustinia/ikon-of-our-lady-mother-of-god-joy-of-all-who-sorrow/"
2 Sara Di Diego = "In Orthodoxy Christianity the Theotokos is the person in between us and Jesus.  She is everyone's mother, and she brings our sorrows to her son to take away.  She is our joy because she always hears us and holds compassion for us always.Work Cited:http://orthodoxcatholicmonastery.com/heavenly-patrons-of-the-poustinia/ikon-of-our-lady-mother-of-god-joy-of-all-who-sorrow/"
3 Sara Di Diego = "There is a hymn based on this ikon, called Apolytykon:To God’s Birthgiver let us run now most earnestly,we sinners all and wretched ones, and fall prostrate in repentance,calling from the depths of our souls:Lady, come unto our aid, have compassion upon us;hasten thou, for we are lost in a throng of transgressions;turn not thy servants away with empty hands,for thee alone do we have as our only hope.Work Cited:http://orthodoxcatholicmonastery.com/heavenly-patrons-of-the-poustinia/ikon-of-our-lady-mother-of-god-joy-of-all-who-sorrow/"