Thursday, January 29, 2009

Myrrh-weeping Icon

Byzantine Ramblings reports that Russian media such as Interfax and Vesti TV are saying an icon, 'The Softener of Evil Hearts' Mother of God Icon at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow has begun to weep myrrh. Coming at the moment Kirill II is elected Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church let us pray that it is a sign that Our Lady's Protecting Veil is still wrapped around Russia and that her favour and God's are with this development. May her intercession gain him wisdom and courage in his tasks. At right is a version of the icon.

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