The Miraculous Lady of Cicero, Illinois - Icon of the Mother of God
"THE MIRACULOUS LADY OF CICERO, ILLINOIS"
St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church.
The traditional Lenten Chanting echoed in the background, as Father Nicholas Dahdal, the Pastor of St. George Church was preparing for the Friday evening service. Visiting priest, Fr. Douglas Wyper, and a few parishioners who were on hand early that evening, noticed a small stream of fluid on the Icon of the Blessed Virgin and Mother of God. By midnight on Friday, and right before the eyes of hundreds who had arrived to witness this phenomenon, there were now four streams that extended to the bottom of the Icon. Thus began the Manifestation of God's might, later proclaimed a miracle by His Eminence Metropolitan PHILIP.
We the parishioners of St. George Church are humbled by the Lord's presence and feel unworthy of this honor. We pray that we may be guided as we attempt to respond to this clear message. We ask all those who read this - sons and daughters of the most Loving and Blessed Mother - to help us remove the cause of Her agony. Let us shun violence, hatred and immorality. TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE, and together we will turn the "Weeping Icon" into tears of joy!
Most Holy Theotokos, Mother of God