Today, October 24, is a great church holiday, celebrating a great miracle performed by the Blessed Virgin. This is an occasion to go to church and thank the Mother of God for her kind heart and her endless care for us. The story goes that in 1688 Euthymia, the sister of Moscow Patriarch Joachim, fell ill and lay on her deathbed. Although her illness was incurable, the woman ignored the physical pain and did not stop hurting the Mother of God. One morning, after a long and exhausting prayer, the ailing Euphemia heard the voice of the Blessed Virgin. She appeared to tell him that there was an icon in the Transfiguration Temple called the “Joy of All Who Sorrow” (“Joy of All Who Sorrow”). The Virgin Mary ordered the sick Euthymia to call a priest from the temple to bring this icon. Euphemia disease will be cured after anointing the water. Then the healed woman was to tell everyone about the miraculous sign and glorify the mercy of Jesus Christ.
The miraculous recovery of the ailing Euphemia took place exactly on 24 October. That is why to this day the holiday is celebrated in honor of the Most Holy Mother of God and Jesus Christ. We call her the Holy Mother of God – the joy of the mourners. On this day, believers from all over the Orthodox world come to the Transfiguration Monastery to pray for the mercy of the Mother of God and seek healing from the miraculous icon.
Happy holidays everyone!
On October 24, go to church to worship the miraculous holiday icon of All Sorrowful Joy.
Ask the Mother of God to help and protect not only you and your families, but all people on earth, because the times we live in are difficult.
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