Skip to comments.Religious Painting Expected to Draw Thousands to Worcester Church
Posted on 10/17/2012 6:49:21 AM PDT by marshmallow
A religious painting is expected to draw thousands to a special church service in Worcester, Mass. Tuesday evening.
It's a painting of the Virgin Mary, and some say it can perform miracles.
Its on display and bringing people together to see what some say is a miracle.
I prayed from the bottom of my heart. I felt that Jesus and St. Mary are listening to me, says Clara Elnerm.
The Elnemr family is one of many flocking to the St. George Orthodox Cathedral in Worcester Tuesday. It's all to see a religious painting, called the Hawaiian Iveron Icon of the Virgin Mary. Five years ago, a Hawaiian clergy member discovered his painting suddenly smelt of roses and was gushing myrrh, a type of oil.
It's a miraculous icon that's performed many miracles, says Walter Haddad.
The icon is touring the east coast this month, much to the delight of Haddad, the president of the east orthodox churches of central Massachusetts.
The oil is supposed to be miraculous oil. That's why everybody's coming to be anointed with her tears.
Clergy members say they don't worship the icon, rather they pray through it.
Some people don't realize that miracles like this do happen. They do happen around us all the time, says Milad Selim.
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Worshipping icons (golden calfs) is anti-Christian. Worshipping mortal human beings is too
If ya have to say it.......
There is no worshiping of icons going on here. A miracle is happening and God is revealing himself through this icon. No one is worshiping the icon itself.
Oh, my boo. I thought all that bending down, kissing, touching, praying to the icon was worshiping.
God revealed himself a long time ago. Maybe God should reveal himself to those who aren’t already believing in him.
Then again maybe that’s why these things always seem to happen to Catholics.
The icon is performing miracles!! All hail icon!! The man-made icon is "miraculous". lol
Of course, the Catholics don’t include this Commandment in their bible.
4 ‘You shall not make yourself a carved image or any likeness of anything in heaven above or on earth beneath or in the waters under the earth.
Somehow, I think a you anti-Catholic bigots need to find something other than the “they worship idols!” lie to argue about.
These things always seem to happen to Catholics, because the Catholic Church is the true Christian Church - the only Church that can trace itself back to Christ and Saint Peter. You are always welcome back.
Hahahaha! Those icons, aka idols, performing miracles. Pretty sure we were warned against such things.
Can't speak for "everyone", but I have a HUGE problem with people bending down and kissing the Popes ring. I have a HUGE problem with people bending down and praying to statues....or paintings.
You mean the "true Christian Church" that allowed pedophiles molest and rape their little trusted ones? And when caught just placed them in another church.....and attempted to cover it up and now paying them off?
No thanks. Let alone all that mafia money they get. 10 hail marys and a few thousand bucks gets you "off the hook" for murder and mayhem, as well as divorce.
Would your spouse be angry if you kept an image of him/her on your person and occasionally kissed it? The very thought is absurd, isn't it?
Idols are false gods. Worldly things which we put before God such as pleasure, power, material possessions etc. An icon is the very opposite. It's a symbol of our love for God.
Let go of the Muslim/Calvinist God who rages over anything and everything in an entirely irrational and unpredictable manner.
You got to love that how the usual suspects immediately steer to using Elizabethan-era propaganda about Pope and idol worship and the oft-used child abuse card. It’s the theological equivalent of arguing with leftists.
Wrong! The Catholic 10 commandments eliminates the second commandment (for obvious reasons) and takes the 10th commandment and splits it into two separate commandments. Don’t see anything mentioned about carved images here. But thanks for playing.
Catholic 10 Commandments.
(Select Chapter 20, and read slowly for content).
I wonder if you read the article?
Can’t speak for “everyone”, but I have a HUGE problem with people bending down and kissing the Popes ring.
I kneel and pray before a statue of Mary, a priest, my bed, some candles, and lots of other things, but that doesn’t mean I’m worshiping any of those things.
(I might even pray before the scene of a horrible accident, or when visiting a concentration camp site, but I’m certainly not worshiping either of those things either.)
Sometimes, when I pray, I’ll ask a deceased relative to pray for me. Or I might ask a saint or the Blessed Virgin to pray for me to the Lord our God. But I’m not worshiping grandma or Mary.
Are you saying that Catholics don’t believe in Christ?
Are you saying that Catholics don’t believe in the Apostles, the first Bishops?
Are you saying that Christ did not istitute the Church on with his apostles as the first Bishops? And with Peter as the first Pope?
Please REALLY read your New Testament — especially the Gospels.
Sorry, “dude”, but the link I sent was the 10 Commandments I was taught growing up as a Catholic. With this link you sent, do they realize they tapped into a non-Catholic Bible? You better tell them.
You go ahead and venerate those graven images, I’ll worship the God through the Bible.
The Bible is all one needs.
“We worship a rational God. One who is not angered when his children venerate images of Jesus or his Mother or the angels, out of love and devotion.”
“Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;”
Well, according to God, He can be rational and jealous at the same time.
An icon like this drawing thousands is not a miracle
One thing about this icon and every other icon is that they depict Our Lord and Savior,the Virgin Mary, the Saints and events from their lives are all things that happened on Earth. There are rules and there is a process to iconography