This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the appearance of the Iveron-Hawaiian Myrrh-streaming Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (2007-2017). Though first manifest within the bounds of the Western American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, She is venerated and treasured by the Orthodox throughout the entire United States of America and beyond (She has even been abroad traveling to the land of Georgia). The Most Holy Theotokos through Her fragrant and miraculous myrrh brings peace and healing to all the faithful.
To commemorate this 10th Anniversary of the Icon’s appearance, it is being conveyed along a sizeable route to visit parishes of various canonical Orthodox jurisdictions throughout the USA. It began its travels in California on the 29th of September and is currently on the East Coast visiting monasteries and parishes. Further travels will include communities in the Mid-west. The icon’s travel schedule concludes back in Downy, California, on November 19th.
Of special interest will be the visit to Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, for the 20th Anniversary of the repose of slain Joseph Munoz (+1997) and the 35th Anniversary of the appearance of the Iveron-Montreal Myrrh-streaming Icon (Nov. 11/24, 1982). Over one hundred pilgrims are expected to gather at the monastery from October 28-30, 2017. An official pilgrimage group will be traveling from Saint John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington DC. Details may be seen here.
Within the Western American Diocese the Iveron-Hawaiian Myrrh-streaming Icon has visited five communities: Holy Virgin Cathedral (San Francisco, September 30th), Saint Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church (Santa Rosa, October 1st), St. John of Kronstadt Church (San Diego, October 2nd), Saint Barbara Russian Orthodox Church (Irvine, October 6th) and Holy Transfiguration Cathedral (Los Angeles, October 7th & 8th).
The entire schedule of the holy icon’s visits may be seen here.