The Myrrh-Streaming Icon of Saint Anna
- The Myrrh-Streaming Icon of Saint Anna
March 12, 2004 - In the Russian Orthodox Church of Our Lady the Joy of
All Who Sorrow (ROCOR), located in Philadelphia, PA an icon of St.
Righteous Anna was found to have been weeping myrrh since November, 2004.
Since the discovery of myrrh coming from the icon, many miracles occurred
in the lives of the faithful who venerated the icon and was anointed by its
The Russian Orthodox Church of Our Lady the Joy of All Who Sorrow
states the following: That His Eminence visited our Church's Miraculous
icon and it declared authentic. His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus, First
Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia graciously visited
our parish to celebrate our feast day with us as we inaugurate our 55th
year as a parish family and the 30th year of ordination for our Rector. To
our great joy, His Eminence served the All-Night Vigil on Friday evening,
November 5, as well as the Liturgy on the following day. Not only was the
icon of the parish's feast day honored but the miraculous medieval Kursk
Root icon of the Mother of God was in the church for the veneration of the
faithful.The Father Rector received a gramota for his service to the
church. The phenomenon of the oil drops on the icon of St. Righteous Anna
has been approved for veneration.
On April 14th of 2005, Saint John's had the honor of holding a service
of supplication in honor of the visit of this blessed icon. We wish to
thank everyone, especially Father Athanasy, who turned out for this event
and we hope that we may one day in the future they may visit us again.
For more on this precious icon, please visit the Russian Orthodox Church
of Our Lady website at: