Sunday, December 20, 2009

Weeping Icon of St. Nicholas, Hempstead, New York

Courtesy of John Sanidopoulos

The following report regarding the St. Nicholas Icon and video is found on the website of the Saint Nicholas Center:

The video was taken by Bishop Savas while he was chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America in June 2008.

He wrote:

Long story short: I took this video in the sanctuary of the Cathedral of St Paul in Hempstead, New York, around 3:15 p.m. on June 22, 2008, Sunday of All Saints. This icon of St Nicholas the Wonderworker began to stream a clear, sweet-smelling liquid during the celebration of the Divine Liturgy in the morning. I don't know what to make of it. It smells of myrrh. I don't know if I would have believed it if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes, handled it with my own hands, inhaled the aroma for myself. Take a look and see for yourselves. +S

Apparently it began gushing myrrh on Pentecost Sunday and it was examined by the Greek Archdiocese a week later on the Sunday of All Saints when this video was taken. The weeping stopped within about a month of when it began.

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