Miraculous Myrrh-Streaming Iveron Icon Visits St. George GOC in Ocean City, Maryland on Wednesday, October 19.

Myrrh-Streaming Iveron Icon of the Mother of God (click to enlarge)

Ocean City, MD — The miraculous Myrrh-Streaming Iveron Icon of the Mother of God will visit the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. The Church is located at 8805 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD. All Orthodox Christians and others are invited to the solemn visitation of the wonder-working icon.

The icon will arrive at the Church, be greeted by the clergy and faithful, and have a Paraklisis (prayer service) sung before it. Upon completion of the service, all present may venerate the icon and be anointed by the holy myrrh that miraculously streams from it. The icon’s home is Holy Theotokos of Iveron Russian Orthodox Church in Honolulu, Hawaii. It will visit many churches and monasteries on the Eastern seaboard for the veneration by the faithful and the consolation of those who are ill or troubled.

“We are blessed to have the Myrrh-Streaming Iveron icon visit St. George,” said Fr. John Stavropoulos, Presiding Priest of the parish. “It is a powerful gift of God to the Church, one associated with personal miracles and healing. We welcome this holy icon into our midst and ask that the Mother of God whose image it bears grant our prayers, bring healing and blessing to our families and to all who join us for this deeply spiritual experience.”

The icon began to stream holy myrrh in July, 2007 in the home of the Reader Nectarios. After extensive examination, in June, 2008, the icon was officially recognized by Archbishop Kyrill of the Russian Orthodox Church, as miraculous and genuine. It is a 7 x 9 inch paper copy, mounted on wood, of an original icon — The Montreal Myrrh-Streaming Iveron Icon of the Holy Theotokos (Mary, the Mother of God). That original icon disappeared and its caretaker, Br. Jose Munoz, was brutally murdered in Athens. The original has not been seen since. This icon was one of two that began to stream myrrh in Hawaii. The other, an icon cross, has since ceased to stream myrrh.

Everyone is invited to the visit of the icon and the prayer service and anointing. As its caretaker Reader Nectarios notes: “ ….one thing is clear: the Holy Mother of God has not forgotten us. She has not abandoned us. She will not abandon us! Through this icon I have hope that there IS a light at the end of the tunnel. God has shown us that he has not forgotten us! That is all that is needed. God is telling us that He is real! Dare we ignore this revelation?”

For additional information, contact Father John Stavropoulos at the St. George Greek Orthodox Church of Ocean City 410-524-0990. Visit the St. George website.

Comments

  1. The miraculous Myrrh-Streaming Iveron Icon of the Mother of God is indeed a miracle that clearly illustrates God’s existence.

    In fact, it destroys any argument that atheists may have to deny the existence of God.

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