Weeping Icon of St. Nicholas
Hempstead, New York, 2008
The St. Nicholas icon at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. Paul in Hempstead, New York, had moisture beginning on Friday, June 20, 2008. It began gushing streams of fragrant myrrh on Pentecost Sunday, June 22nd.
The icon was examined by the Greek Archdiocese a week later on the Sunday of All Saints. The video below was taken at that time. The weeping stopped about a month after it began. The Paraklesis service was prayed every day with hymns added for St. Nicholas.
The video (below) 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
Filmed by Bishop Savas Zembillas on June 22, 2008 at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Paul.