Icon of Agios Panteleimon shedding tears in Thessaloniki

According to reports from clergy of Agios Panteleimon Church in Arseni, west of Thessaloniki, an icon of Agios Panteleimon has miraculously begun streaming tears, with an image posted by Mayor Katerina Ignatiadou of Skydra on her personal Facebook Page. 

The tears were said to appear on the icon at 3:30 PM on July 27, on the eve of the new calendar celebration of the great martyr and healer. The tears are running from both eyes and can be seen in photos of pilgrims, including the one of Mayor Ignatiadou.

This is not the first time this has happened with an icon of Agios Panteleimon, as another icon of the Saint began streaming myrrh last July in the Russian Sretensky Convent in the city of Ulan-Ude, near Irkutsk, after the icon had “visited” a church  for disabled people by the blessing of Igumena Niki, abbess of Sretensky Monastery.

Oily drops of liquid had appeared on the icon already two years ago. When it returned to the monastery from the home, myrrh was already trickling from the chest and even from the instrument in the hands of the Great Martyr Panteleimon. Oil was covering the entire image and had gathered at the bottom of the icon.

The head of Agios Panteleimon was recently taken from Agios Panteleimon’s Monastery on Mount Athos to the canonical territory of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church from July 26 to August 2, where thousands of faithful had the opportunity to venerate it.

 

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.