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Icon of the Mother of God "Seven arrows", ("seven swords")
On the Mother of God icon "Seven Arrows" the most Holy Mother of God is symbolically as if pierced with seven arrows. That is the image of the sorrow of Mother who saw Her Son??™s suffering. Just as the Christ??™s body was pierced with nails and lance, the soul of the Most-Pure Mother of Him was struck by the "weapon" of grief and profound pain. By the teaching of the Orthodox Church the Lord has been crucified for the sins of the mankind, and during the Liturgy is being crucified again and again for new sins of recent people. Therefore the seven arrows also symbolize seven mortal human sins bringing new sorrows to the Mother of God.
The “Seven Arrows” Icon of the Mother of God depicts the Virgin’s heart pierced by seven arrows. For a long time the icon was located at the belltower stairway entrance of a church in honor of the Apostle John the Theologian (near Vologda). Since it was face downwards, they mistook the icon for an ordinary board and walked on it. Then a cripple in the city of Kadnikova had a vision that he would receive healing after praying before this icon. They served a Molieben before the newly-discovered icon, after which the sick one became well. The icon was especially glorified in 1830 during a cholera epidemic at Vologda.