Posted: Nov 28, 2013 9:11 am
by DoctorE
... unfakeable
HONOLULU —You would never think a tiny parish in the heart of Kaka'ako would house such a secret. But, its existence is well-known to those in the Russian Orthodox faith.

An image of the Virgin Mary produces myrrh. There's no explanation for it. Yet, for those who believe -- it's a miracle.

"It's made us, perhaps, more humble towards God and the church," said parishioner Coco Wiel. "We've started to realize we have a much bigger responsibility to take care of the parish."

It's known as the Iveron Icon of the Holy Theotokos. But, to parishioners, it's simply a miracle.

It's an image of the Mother Mary and Christ child that, for reasons unexplainable, produces myrrh. Small drops that smell like roses.

"Drops that appear like dew, like dew on grass," said Father Antole Lyovin of the Holy Theotokos of Iveron Russian Orthodox Church. "A drop appears here, a drop appears there. And it starts flowing down. So, how can you fake that?"

The icon is actually a smaller reproduction of the original that resides in Greece. It, too, streams myrrh.


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