Join us Oct. 19 at 6:00PM in the great blessing of welcoming Hawaii’s miraculous myrrh-streaming icon of the Theotokos to St. Paul Orthodox Christian Church in Naples, FL.
We will pray a beautiful service of supplication and allow visitors to venerate the icon of the Mother of God, offer prayers, and be anointed with her fragrant, and miraculous, myrrh.
All people, Christian or not, adult’s or children, healthy or infirm, are encouraged to come and be partakers of this tangibly spiritual event.
By God’s grace, this may deepen your spiritual life.
“Numerous miracles have been attributed to the Theotokos through this “humble little Icon”, accounts are only just being collected, and are indeed numerous. Physical and spiritual healings have included the healing of blindness and eye disease, cancer, demonic possession, paralysis, kidney disease, chronic pain, and debilitating viruses…People have commented that just being in the presence of this Icon, you feel such an abundance of love and joy. It is truly indescribable.”
Learn more at:
“An Encounter with the Hawaiin Miraculous Icon”:
A beautiful account:
A brief background about the icon:
During the month of October in the year 2007, a great miracle occurred in the State of Hawaii when the Miracleworking and Myrrh-streaming “Hawaiian” Iveron Icon of the Theotokos began streaming myrrh in the home of an Orthodox Christian couple in Honolulu.
The Iveron Icon, a small mounted print, (a copy of the Montreal Iveron Icon), originally purchased at the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathedral’s small church kiosk in Toronto by Rev. Anatole V. Lyovin, was given to the Reader Nectarios in Hawaii as a gift for the aforementioned name’s day. This Icon was in the Reader’s possession for eight years before it, along with a small hand-painted cross, began exuding a fragrant oil-like substance traditionally referred to as “myrrh” by the Orthodox Church. It was decided by Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco that this Icon of the Mother of God was to be taken to the Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox Cathedral in San Francisco where it underwent tests and was carefully examined by the Archbishop and a commission of priests to verify the Icon’s miraculous attributes.
In June of 2008, the “Hawaiian” Iveron Icon of the Mother of God was declared to be a genuine and miraculous Icon, which was in fact exuding myrrh on a continuing basis. It was decided by Episcopal proclamation (Ukaz) that the Reader Nectarios, the Icon’s original owner, be “Her” guardian and was to take the Icon to the various churches and monasteries of Holy Orthodoxy, in effect, to provide for the veneration of all Orthodox Christians.
Since that time, the Miracle-working Icon has visited over 350 churches and monasteries in North America, and has been venerated by over a quarter of a million people. The holy Icon has been a constant source of a growing number of miraculous occurrences, including the healing of cancer, blindness, demonic possession, and various types of physical and spiritual infirmities. People have felt a deep spiritual connection to this Icon, even spending hours on end simply standing before “Her”, and watching the myrrh flow from the hands and stars on the image.