Pocahev Icon of the Mother of God in NY
- My family and I did go yesterday and if you can make it today to Syosset,
please go! This is probably a once in a life time opportunity to venerate
the icon. The experience of venerating the icon is well worth it. Don't
think, "Oh, I can go to Pochaev and see it any time." (We went to Holy
Trinity-St Sergius and the church with St Sergius' relics just closed for
the rest of the afternoon. I had to plead with the cleaners to allow us
into the church, since my wife had never been there before!)
At 02:59 PM 5/29/2002, you wrote:
> Icon of Our Lady of Pochaev available for veneration at OCA Chancery
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> SYOSSET, NY -- The wonderworking icon of Our Lady of Pochaev
> will be available for veneration at Saint Sergius Chapel at the Chancery
> of the Orthodox Church in America, 6850 Northern Blvd., Syosset, NY
> through 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2002.
> The icon, one of the most highly revered in the Orthodox
> world, was brought to the U.S. from its home in Pochaev, Ukraine for
> veneration during the annual pilgrimage to Saint Tikhon Monastery, South
> Canaan, PA May 24-27, 2002. A record number of pilgrims stood in line for
> upwards of two hours to venerate the wonder-working icon.
> At 1:00 p.m. on May 30, a Service of Thanksgiving for the
> icon's safe return to Ukraine will be celebrated in Saint Sergius Chapel.
> Further information may be obtained by calling the OCA
> Chancery at 516/922-0550.
>The Very Reverend Igumen Christopher (Calin), Dean
>Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Virgin Protection
>New York City