Hi, want to say I had the opportunity to venerate that same myrrh streaming icon of the Theotokos when it arrived in our city,i have a qtip soaked in the myrrh and paper icon copy, very cool to read about this in tumblr land :) will keep ur mom in prayers
After talking to my dad, it turns out that I actually have seen and venerated that icon as well! It was brought to the Serbian parish next door (Yeah, there are Serbian Orthodox and Carpatho-Rusyn Orthodox churches right next to each other…), and Father and Papadyia invited us over to reverence the icon.
A few months later, the same icon visited a parish in my diocese located in Taylor, PA. After coming into contact with the Hawaiian icon, two different icons located in the parish and the rectory began weeping as well. I drove my parents out to Taylor, PA from Jersey to see those icons, where we were able to reverence the icons and were also anointed with their oil.
These two icons were brought to the New Jersey Deanery’s Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers, so I was able to see these icons once again. I have a copy of the icon that began to weep in Taylor that I carry around with me in my bag at all times. It was actually the first icon I looked at when I verified that I was not hallucinating the myrrh scent. Then - after checking the other icons in my room - I check the paper duplication of the Hawaiian icon that was downstairs.
The scent is still around. Not as strongly as it was at first, but every once in awhile, there’s a wave of the scent where it’s very strong, but then it wanes away again. It’s a little maddening, but the scent is comforting.
And thank you for keeping my mother in your prayers. I appreciate it! :)