(published November 9, 2010)
The miraculous Myrrh-streaming Icon of the Holy Theotokos of Iveron visited New York City. A small icon of the Madonna that exudes a very fragrant oil that smells of roses. Believers from the various Greek, Russian, Georgian, Ukrainian, Romanian and Serbian Orthodox churches in the city flocked to the Holy Virgin Protection Orthodox Cathedral on the Lower East Side to venerate the Holy Mother of God and to be anointed with the holy oil by the Bishop. There have been numerous myrrh streaming icons around the world. It is one of the manifestations of the Divine in the Orthodox faith.
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