Vyronas, Athens, Greece, October 19, 2021
Photo: triklopodia.gr A well-known myrrh-streaming icon of the Most Holy Theotokos in an Athens suburbs is attributed with the recent healing of a little girl who was in a terrible car accident with her father.
Last September, the Metropolis of Kaisariani, Vyronas, and Hymettus of the Church of Greece made an official statement confirming that the Consolation Icon of the Mother of God in the Church of St. Demetrius in the Vyronas suburb of Athens was streaming myrrh.
The church has been a place of pilgrimage ever since.
And according to a statement from the anesthesiologist Bessie Nikitiadis published on Ekklisia Online, her 7-year-old daughter was healed from her serious injuries after being anointed with myrrh from the icon.
After the car accident, she was taken to the hospital with craniocerebral injuries. She couldn’t open her eyes or speak. The doctors said she was in a coma and needed immediate treatment and possible surgery.
A few days later, Nikitiadis went to the icon at the Church of St. Demetrius to get myrrh to anoint her daughter in hopes of healing.
Four days later, to the doctor’s surprise, the girl gradually started showing signs of improvement and began to communicate. 24 days later, she was completely recovered.
“From the bottom of my heart, I thank the Panagia and the fathers at the church,” Nikitiadis concludes.