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Miraculous Myrrh-Streaming Icon of St. Anna to visit Detroit’s Holy Trinity Church


DETROIT, MI [MW Diocese Communications] — The Miraculous Myrrh-Streaming Icon of Saint Anna, the Mother of the Holy Virgin Mary, enshrined at the Monastery of Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk, South Canaan, PA, will visit Holy Trinity Church, 20500 Anglin St., Detroit, MI on Saturday and Sunday, November 24 and 25, 2018.

Miraculous Myrrh Streaming Icon of St Anna to visit Detroits Holy Trinity ChurchArchpriest Lev Kopistiansky, Rector of Holy Trinity Church, will celebrate a prayer service in honor of Saint Anna and anoint the faithful on Saturday, November 24 at 1:00 p.m.  After the service, Riasophore Monk Michael from the monastery will conduct a spiritual retreat on “The True Goal of the Christian Life: The Acquisition of the Holy Spirit of God.”  After the retreat, the icon will be present at Vespers, which will be celebrated at 4:00 p.m.  Donations to support the monastery will be accepted with gratitude.

The icon also will be present at the parish’s 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy on Sunday, November 25.

All services are open to the public.  For further information, call Father Lev at 313-366-0677.

The Miraculous Myrrh-Streaming Icon of Saint Anna was commissioned by the late Archimandrite Athanasy [Mastalski] in 1998 at the Mount of Olives Convent in Jerusalem, where he had served in 1980-81.  The icon was completed in 1998, blessed at the Sepulcher of our Lord in the Jerusalem Church of the Resurrection, and brought to the Russian Orthodox Church of Our Lady of Joy of All Who Sorrow, Philadelphia, PA.  On Mother’s Day, May 9, 2004, the icon began to stream or weep myrrh.  Accumulations of the liquid were seen on the cuff on Saint Anna’s left hand and on her left shoulder veil.  Droplets also were found elsewhere on the icon.  More recently small, slow-moving streams of myrrh have appeared on other parts of the icon.  The icon has been enshrined at Saint Tikhon’s Monastery since the fall of 2012.  Currently, it is not weeping, but it continues to produce miraculous help and healings, according to the monastery.

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