Thursday, 19 February 2015

Icon of Crucified Christ Weeping in Greece.. Hmm Speechless

An icon of Jesus Christ being crucified have been ‘crying’ since January 25 at least priests from a church in Asprokambos, Corinth, Greece claim so.

Crowds have been flocking to see the weeping icon at the church of St Nickolas in the Greek village, which is believed to have a clear, oily, sticky and odourless liquid running down it. People amazed by the phenomenon have been visiting the church to pray at the shrine – and priests have vowed to get a team of scientists to examine the tears.



An icon of Christ being crucified at a church said by priests to have been 'crying' since January 25

An icon of Christ being crucified at a church said by priests to have been ‘crying’ since January 25

The crying of the icon, which is around a century old, has been billed by some as the ‘Miracle of Syriza’ – but Bishop Mantalos called for prayer, adding, “In matters of faith we must be very careful.”  Greek journalists are also skeptical, with some of them claimimg that “the weeping icon is an urban legend that resurfaces every now and again in Greece, stories like this happen all the time.”

Crowds have been flocking to see the icon at the church of St Nickolas in Asprokambos, Greece

Crowds have been flocking to see the icon at the church of St Nickolas in Asprokambos, Greece

The majority of weeping paintings and icons  have turned out to be hoaxes. However, in Eastern Orthodoxy, some cases such as a weeping St Michael icon in Rhodes, island in Greece, have been taken as miraculous. As with weeping statues, the tears exuded are often said to be of a substance which appears to be similar to blood.
 

1 comment:

  1. hmmmmm........dats all I can say

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