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Offline Thomas

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Does anyone know what the inscriptions on the "Joy of All Who Sorrow" Icon of the Mother of God (Feast day October 24) translate into English as, The only copy I can read the lettering on is in Church Slavonic and none of the websites pertaining to the  icon state what the inscriptions seen throughout the icon are. Does anyone  here know?


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Re: Inscriptions on the "Joy of All Who Sorrow" Icon of the Mother of God
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2010, 10:14:29 AM »
I guess that no one knows what those insriptions are. Why do you think they would be placed on the icon if they are not important?

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Re: Inscriptions on the "Joy of All Who Sorrow" Icon of the Mother of God
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2010, 01:04:03 PM »
The one produced by HTS Brookline has legible (but very tiny) inscriptions in English.
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Re: Inscriptions on the "Joy of All Who Sorrow" Icon of the Mother of God
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2010, 02:26:50 PM »
There are a few different versions of it.

Here is written: "Raiment for the naked, Curing for the ill". I can't decipher what is written here or here.
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Re: Inscriptions on the "Joy of All Who Sorrow" Icon of the Mother of God
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2010, 02:29:00 PM »
The one produced by HTS Brookline has legible (but very tiny) inscriptions in English.

I meant HTM Brookline, naturally.  *forehead slap*
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Re: Inscriptions on the "Joy of All Who Sorrow" Icon of the Mother of God
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2010, 11:31:07 AM »
Found the inscriptions! They are:
“You who are being persecuted, or in exile, or in prison, are hungry and naked, and thirsty, Rejoice and be exceedingly glad for all are given life.”

“Unto all who sorrow and are downtrodden, who are hungry and thirsty, who are strangers and aged, who are poor and suffering, you are a comforter, protector, and intercessor.”

“Look down upon us O lady for you are merciful and guide us and nourish us!”

“Change our sorrow into joy, O Lady, for we are greatly sorrowful.”
 
Oh Lady, comfort of the wandering, comfort us as we travel , be our companion.”

“ Oh. Lady, you are the healing of the sick and delivery from every illness.”

“You are the joy of those who sorrow and the defender of the down trodden.”

Upon those who are naked and cold, have mercy!”

“Visit those who are agesd and ailing and have mercey on them O Virgin!”

“To the aged you are a staff of succor and a comfort O Lady.”

Be a covering for those who are naked with a nakedness of unbelief.”

You are a provider for the hungry and those in sorrow and want.”
“Oh Virgin  Theotokos and Lady, you are the hope and comfort in Illness”


Thanks to everyone who responded.

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