Icon of St. Nektarios bleeding from hands in Rhodes

Psaltos, Rhodes, Greece, August 24, 2017

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An icon of St. Nektarios on the Greek island of Rhodes has been “bleeding” from the hands for several months now, which has been drawing large crowds, coming to venerate the wonderworker and experience the grace of God present in the icon, reports Mystagogy with reference to Hellas News.

Photo: www.johnsanidopoulos.com Photo: www.johnsanidopoulos.com
The miraculous manifestation was first noticed on the evening of December 18 of last year in the chapel of the Monastery of St. Nicholas in Psaltos by some women who observed that the saint’s usually white hands suddenly turned red. The next day, Fr. Spyridon Lingas, the priest of the nearby Dormition Church in Lindos, visited the chapel and also observed the bleeding. Metrpolitan Cyril of Rhodes was notified that day, who asked to be kept informed.

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Since December, thousands have been flocking to the church to pray and light a candle and observe the miracle of the “bleeding” icon. Fr. Spyridon tells the people, “Do not be afraid; it’s a good thing.” The icon also intermittently emits fragrant myrrh, which fills the entire church with a sweet scent.

Calling the pilgrims to focus on the Lord’s Gospel message, Fr. Spyridon notes, “There is no need to wait for something like this to obtain faith and do good deeds. Every day we have to offer ourselves, to be as God wants us to be, to not hate but to forgive.”

8/24/2017

Comments
Nectaria8/1/2018 3:51 pm
Ayios Nektarios passed away on 9th Nov 1920.
The day that this icon commenced bleeding 18th Dec appears to coincide with his very own 40days since he was reposed and on a Sunday!
Tonia9/8/2017 5:08 am
Great to see
How can I get some blessed oil to Australia
Adela8/30/2017 6:17 pm
Blood usually means war, I thought. Muslims kill Christians
Dimitri8/26/2017 3:03 am
Maybe the saint is bleeding over the state of the Orthodox worldwide especially regarding the allegedly unOrthodox activities in resorts in Rhodes
marianne poulos8/24/2017 10:11 pm
Blood usually means war, I thought. Muslims are killing Christians not too far away...I hope Greece isnt an ISIS target next.
Anthony8/24/2017 8:53 pm
Fr. Spyridon tells the people, “Do not be afraid; it’s a good thing.”

Why does Fr Spyridon think it's a good thing? I look at it as being an ominous sign.
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