Urusovo, Tula Province, Russia, March 11, 2020
An icon of the Mother of God in a rundown church in the village of Urusovo in the Tula Province, 125 miles south of Moscow, was recently found to be miraculously streaming myrrh.
It was first noticed that the Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign” in the Church of the Archangel Michael was weeping on February 8, reports 1tulatv.ru.
Since then, the icon has wept every few days.
The church is in a dilapidated state, in need of serious restoration, so services were rarely held there, although services have been held daily since the miracle was observed, with news of the myrrh-streaming icon bringing increased attention to the church.
The history of the icon itself is also very interesting. It is believed to have been painted in the 18th century, and was discovered 30 years ago by an electrician who found it in the attic of an abandoned building where he was collecting wires. He took the icon home and it greatly helped him in life. Feeling his repose was near, he took the icon to the Church of St. Michael where it has remained to this day, and he died within a few months.