Christ the Saviour Church, Harrisburg - 10/21/10

On Thursday, October 21st the Miraculous, Myrrh-streaming Iveron Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos from Honolulu, Hawaii visited Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church (Harrisburg, PA), and was greeted by over 400 faithful clergy and laity from throughout South Central Pennsylvania. A service of Thanksgiving and Intercession was sung by all in attendance, who then came forward to venerate the Holy Icon and receive anointing from the precious Myrrh that flows from Her.

In an age of cold and unbelieving hearts, our Lord has offered us His Mother to help melt away our skepticism and our fear, with the knowledge that we do not face our struggles alone - truly God is with us! Many of the faithful stayed until the very end, when the Icons guardian, Reader Nectary, opened the wooden case and allowed us to see how, indeed, precious and sweet-smelling myrrh was covering the Holy Icon, and that cotton balls replaced just the day before were saturated with it. This was an evening that we hope never to forget, especially amongst our many trials. Most Holy Theotokos, save us!