Pre-Lenten Retreat February 26-27

The Wonder-working Icon of

Saint Anna will be

at Holy Ascension Friday, February 26th

On May 9, 2004 an Icon of St. Anna, the Mother of the Holy Virgin Mary, located in the Russian Orthodox Church of Our Lady of Joy of All Who Sorrow in Philadelphia began to stream myrrh. On that Sunday one of the parishioners mentioned to the parish rector, Archimandrite Athanasy that the Icon of St. Anna seemed to be “perspiring”. Upon further investigation, Fr. Athanasy notice visible liquid streams and droplets.  This fragrant, slightly oily liquid is commonly referred to as “myrrh”.

The Icon of St. Anna had been commissioned by Fr. Athanasy in 1998, in the Mount of Olives Convent in Jerusalem. He himself had served there in 1980-1981. In 1998, the Icon was completed, blessed at the Sepulcher of our Lord in the Jerusalem Church of the Resurrection, and brought to Philadelphia.  As of Fall 2012, the Icon resides at St. Tikhon's Monastery.  Assistance and healings are still wrought by the miraculous Icon of St. Anna and She continues to work wonders for those who approach with faith.

The following day, February 27, Fr. Sergius will be with us for a pre-Lenten Retreat;

"Acquiring the Mind of Christ and the

Meaning of Repentance and Confession"

All are welcome, no reservations needed.