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    Have you seen this?  It just happened...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVi28K77x4w

 

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Can anyone translate what they are saying?

I'm curious...you seen the bishop smelling the oil, did he say if it is fragrant?
 

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Unless you have seen such a phenomenon, it is really hard to understand the awe one feels in the presence of the same. I have been to  St. George's Orthodox Church in Taylor, PA many times these past few years, where a similar manifestation has been present in an Icon of the Theotokas, painted by the nuns at a Greek monastery in Pennsylvania. Words can not adequately describe the experience. (They have a Moleben service honoring the Theotokas nearly every Wednesday evening at 6 pm for those within driving distance of the Scranton area. She does not discriminate in her tears based upon the faith of those in attendance.)
 

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podkarpatska said:
Unless you have seen such a phenomenon, it is really hard to understand the awe one feels in the presence of the same. I have been to  St. George's Orthodox Church in Taylor, PA many times these past few years, where a similar manifestation has been present in an Icon of the Theotokas, painted by the nuns at a Greek monastery in Pennsylvania. Words can not adequately describe the experience. (They have a Moleben service honoring the Theotokas nearly every Wednesday evening at 6 pm for those within driving distance of the Scranton area. She does not discriminate in her tears based upon the faith of those in attendance.)
This last Sunday we again were visited by the "Hawaiian" Iveron Mother of God Icon and Reader Nectari. It's almost disorienting to be in the presence of such things that defy conventional laws of nature.

 

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Blessed Saints and venerable Archangel Michael along with the most honorable Mother of God, pray for us.
 

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Marc1152 said:
podkarpatska said:
Unless you have seen such a phenomenon, it is really hard to understand the awe one feels in the presence of the same. I have been to  St. George's Orthodox Church in Taylor, PA many times these past few years, where a similar manifestation has been present in an Icon of the Theotokas, painted by the nuns at a Greek monastery in Pennsylvania. Words can not adequately describe the experience. (They have a Moleben service honoring the Theotokas nearly every Wednesday evening at 6 pm for those within driving distance of the Scranton area. She does not discriminate in her tears based upon the faith of those in attendance.)
This last Sunday we again were visited by the "Hawaiian" Iveron Mother of God Icon and Reader Nectari. It's almost disorienting to be in the presence of such things that defy conventional laws of nature.
We were blessed to have the Iveron Icon and Reader Nectari visit our parish of St. Michael's three years ago. It was a remarkable night as for the first time in decades the ROCOR worshiped together with the ACROD, UOC and OCA in our area. (Not to mention a large contingent of other Slavic faithful from nearby Catholic parishes who came to honor the Mother of God.) It was a remarkable night.
 

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podkarpatska said:
Marc1152 said:
podkarpatska said:
Unless you have seen such a phenomenon, it is really hard to understand the awe one feels in the presence of the same. I have been to  St. George's Orthodox Church in Taylor, PA many times these past few years, where a similar manifestation has been present in an Icon of the Theotokas, painted by the nuns at a Greek monastery in Pennsylvania. Words can not adequately describe the experience. (They have a Moleben service honoring the Theotokas nearly every Wednesday evening at 6 pm for those within driving distance of the Scranton area. She does not discriminate in her tears based upon the faith of those in attendance.)
This last Sunday we again were visited by the "Hawaiian" Iveron Mother of God Icon and Reader Nectari. It's almost disorienting to be in the presence of such things that defy conventional laws of nature.
We were blessed to have the Iveron Icon and Reader Nectari visit our parish of St. Michael's three years ago. It was a remarkable night as for the first time in decades the ROCOR worshiped together with the ACROD, UOC and OCA in our area. (Not to mention a large contingent of other Slavic faithful from nearby Catholic parishes who came to honor the Mother of God.) It was a remarkable night.
She came to St. John the Baptist Cathedral Sunday morning before we received her that evening at our Mission Church. Here is the  sermon preached by Fr. John Johnson that morning in the presence of the miraculous  icon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lefSdqhvYXM



 

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podkarpatska said:
Marc1152 said:
podkarpatska said:
Unless you have seen such a phenomenon, it is really hard to understand the awe one feels in the presence of the same. I have been to  St. George's Orthodox Church in Taylor, PA many times these past few years, where a similar manifestation has been present in an Icon of the Theotokas, painted by the nuns at a Greek monastery in Pennsylvania. Words can not adequately describe the experience. (They have a Moleben service honoring the Theotokas nearly every Wednesday evening at 6 pm for those within driving distance of the Scranton area. She does not discriminate in her tears based upon the faith of those in attendance.)
This last Sunday we again were visited by the "Hawaiian" Iveron Mother of God Icon and Reader Nectari. It's almost disorienting to be in the presence of such things that defy conventional laws of nature.
We were blessed to have the Iveron Icon and Reader Nectari visit our parish of St. Michael's three years ago. It was a remarkable night as for the first time in decades the ROCOR worshiped together with the ACROD, UOC and OCA in our area. (Not to mention a large contingent of other Slavic faithful from nearby Catholic parishes who came to honor the Mother of God.) It was a remarkable night.
Agreed, I still cannot find the words to describe the experience.  I too was blessed with the visit of the Iveron Icon, Our Lady of Hawaii, along with her custodian, Reader Nectari, when he brought the Icon to the St. Mary of Egypt House in Cleveland, Ohio last year.  In my youth, over 50 years ago, I also was able to venerate the Weeping Icon of the Theotokos when it was on tour at the Sts. Constantine & Helen Church* in Cleveland Heights, Ohio; an Icon that had first shed tears in the community of the St. Paul Church* in Hampstead, Long Island, New York.  Its Presiding Priest at the time, Fr. George Papadeas, wrote an inspiring book about the experience, many years later, "Why did she cry?"



*(These churches have both since been designated a cathedral, not for reasons connected to the icon.)
 
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