The custom of consecration of churches has come to Christianity yetfrom the Old Testament, where the Lord himself established a special rank, special rituals and necessary ceremonies. Orthodox Christian churches are always consecrated in honor of a holy or Christian holiday. Celebration of the patron saint or temple feast is performed with a special solemnity, even in the period of strict fasting. Many churches are dedicated to the Lord Jesus Christ, angels and saints. But with special love in Russia, they always treated the Theotokos as the Heavenly Mother of all people and the helper in troubles and sorrows.
The Most Holy Theotokos was esteemed from ancient timesOrthodox people, which was expressed in the variety of its icon-painting images - not one saint has such a large number and variety of icons. Church hymns glorify the Mother of God above all the Celestial angelic ranks. The Russian people attaches special importance to many of the feasts of the Mother of God, thereby emphasizing their significance in the Christian life. As a token of love for the Theotokos, many Russian temples and chapels are consecrated in honor of Her icons.
The icons of the Mother of God "Vsetsaritsa" differ in special love and veneration among the people. Among other images, they are given preference in connection with the great healing power transmitted by the Queen of Heaven herself.
Miraculous miraculous icons reflect momentsfrom Her earthly life, as well as the miracles revealed to her after the Holy Assumption. The main earthly service of the Mother of God consisted in the birth of Her Lord Jesus Christ, therefore on the icons the Mother of God is mainly depicted with the infant Jesus Christ in her arms. The Christian world knows such miraculous images of the Mother of God as "Kazan", "Vladimirskaya", "Tikhvinskaya", "Iverskaya", etc.
The Most Holy Theotokos has always shown her strengthintercession through various icons, thereby supporting and saving many believing people in difficult vital moments. One of such miraculous images is the icon of the Mother of God "Vsezaritsa" ("Pantanasse"). Other variants of the translation of the Greek word "Pantanasse" are "Vsegospozha" or "Vsepovelyatelnitsa".
The history of the miraculous icon of the Mother of God"Vsezaritsa" refers to the XVII century. According to legend of the Athonite elders Joseph Hesychast, the Mother of God, through her icon, saved one young man who was engaged in sorcery and sorcery from error. The first miracle of the Blessed Virgin Mary, revealed through Her image of the "All-Russian", was as follows.
Intending to test the validity of hismagic, a certain young man came to Vatopedi monastery, which is on Athos, and began to practice before the holy image of the Virgin. At the same moment, the face of the Virgin Mary flashed a bright lightning light, and the young man was thrown invisibly to the side. Coming to himself, the young man with tears of repentance came to the monastery elder, confessing his sin and promising to leave malignant witchcraft. After the fulfillment of this miracle, the young man took monastic vows, remaining for obedience to the holy Mount Athos. Thus, the holy image of the "Vsezarica" was glorified, showing an example of a great miraculous power.
Later, Christian believers began to celebratethe help of the Virgin during the healing of various neoplastic diseases, including malignant ones, better known as cancerous tumors. It is known that this disease is almost not cured by medical intervention. As early as the 17th century, Christians began to notice that after a hot prayer brought to the Mother of God before the holy image of the "Pantanasse", many patients received miraculous healing. Since that time the icon became known to the whole world, and the icon painters began to make exact copies and lists from the miraculous image.
In Moscow at the 2-nd Botkinsky Proezd, d. 3 is the Research Cancer Institute, which is the Russian leader in developing various methods of treating cancer patients. Local scientists try to achieve maximum effect in the fight against cancer tumors, their works are aimed at developing the most sparing methods of treating oncology.
At the institute there is an Orthodox church,consecrated in honor of the Theotokos icon. It is open daily for all comers from 8:00 to 19:00, the day off is Sunday. The abbot of the church is the heir of the Novospassky monastery - hegumen Paisiy (Yurkov). There is a library in the church, where you can take a variety of Orthodox literature for reading. Also on all floors of the institute building there are prayer chapels where Orthodox icons are located.
In many Russian churches there are icons of GodMother "All-Russian" ("Pantanasse"). Christian believers pray before them for healing from various bodily and spiritual ailments. In the churches of the capital also there are miracle-working lists (copies) of the Icon of Athos "Healer", which constantly reveal various miracles to the Christian world.
In 1995, with the blessing of the governorVatopedi monastery of Athos, Archimandrite Ephraim, the canonical list of the icon of the Mother of God "Vsetsaritsa" was made. After the icon was delivered to the children's oncology center (located on the Kashirskoye Highway), healings started from this holy image: the condition of many cancer patients improved, cases of getting rid of drug dependence were noted, and so on.
On the Feast of the Nativity of the Mother of God this miraculousthe list began to form a myrrh - on the dry wooden icon board several large, fragrant oil drops appeared. On the Feast of the Introduction on the icon, the appearance of peace was again revealed.
Miracle-working icon of the Mother of God "Vsetsaritsa"repeatedly showed a great power of healing - she became known as an assistant in cancer diseases. Also, the prayer before the icon helped to get rid of the influence of evil spirits and alcohol addiction. Currently, the icon is in the Moscow All-Svyatitsky Temple (in Krasnoselsky Lane). In the church, the Akathist is regularly read by the icon of the Mother of God "Vsetsaritsa". Many Orthodox come to the Theotokos with a prayer and a request for various healings. Also, various miracles were performed on the prayers of suffering Christians.
In 2005, parishioners of the Holy Family ChurchTatyana's martyrs (Lomonosov Moscow State University) donated a list of the miraculous icon "Vsezaritsa", brought from a pilgrimage trip to the holy mountain Athos. Here on Tuesdays the Akathist Icon of the Mother of God "Vsezaritsa" is performed, and all those who wish to worship the holy image are invited to the service.
One of their most venerated Orthodoximages is the "All-Russian" - the icon of the Mother of God. Moscow became the center of miraculous shrines of Orthodoxy, in the capital city a great number of miraculous icons and lists were collected. In the Novospassky monastery there is a list of the Greek miraculous icon, brought here in 1997. Since 2000, the icon has become a myrrh and has been repeatedly noted for healing from cancer. Before the image, a daily service is performed with the reading of the akathist to the Mother of God.
When the first symptoms of cancerthe doctors advise doctors to conduct an early diagnosis, and with the confirmation of the diagnosis immediately proceed to treatment. Modern medicine has a sufficient arsenal of methods and means to combat this disease.
But it should be remembered that success in curing thisthe disease depends on how timely the diagnosis was made. Often ill people despair and lose hope for recovery, so it is very important that along with medical treatment, the spiritual support of the sick person is conducted.
Often for spiritual comfortOrthodox clergymen are advised to perform a prayer before the icon of the Mother of God "Vsetsaritsa." Many cases were noted when the patient after a deep and sincere prayer before the icon of the Virgin received miraculous healing from the disease, and the tumor disappeared. There were also cases when many hopeless patients who were preparing for an imminent death received spiritual comfort and pacification, so necessary in case of a serious condition.
Such a result gave a deep faith in Godhelp and pure prayer. The icon of the Mother of God "Vsezaritsa" repeatedly helped in the healing of not only cancer, but also in other vitally difficult circumstances. Therefore, one should learn how to always come to the Theotokos with a warm and sincere prayer - the Heavenly Patroness will necessarily hear a sincere request and send the necessary consolation.