˙ ˙
Masthead

SERVICE HOURS: Orthros at 8:30 am and the Divine Liturgy at 9:45 am

Metropolis of Boston


Installation of the Icon of Panagia Gorgoipikoos
(Παναγία η Γοργοϋπήκοος)
the "quickly hearing" miraculous icon of the Holy Monastery of Thocheiariou of Mt. Athos.

Thursday, December 15
Vespers Service at 6.30 PM


His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios officiating.

Our church is blessed to receive the gift of this Icon, which is a replica of the original 11th Century Icon, from the Holy Monastery. The icon is named "Gorgoipikoos," which means "quickly hearing," because of the many miraculous works that have been bestowed quickly on those who request the help of the Theotokos with reverence and faith.

History of Panagia Gorgoipikoos Icon

One of the miraculous icons of the Holy Mountain is an 11th century wall-painting of Panagia Gorgoipikoos. It is located at Docheiariou Monastery. In 1664, the monk Neilos, who used to pass regularly in front of the icon holding in his hand a lighted torch which he needed for his duties in the refectory, heard a voice telling him: "Do not come past here with a torch, leaving smoke on my icon". Neilos did not pay much attention to the voice, but it was soon heard again. Then a punishment was given to the monk, and he became blind. The brethren began to show great reverence in passing before the icon and hung a perpetual lamp before it and burnt incense before the icon every day. The blind Neilos spent all his time in front of the icon, imploring the Theotokos to forgive him and heal him, and his prayer was granted when, for the third time, a voice was heard from the icon. The Theotokos told Neilos that his supplication had been heard, and that it was to her protection, after God, and her overshadowing guardianship that the monks should thereafter have recourse for all their needs. She would hear them speedily, for her name is "Gorgoipikoos" (she who hears speedily). This miracle and the promise of the Theotokos became quickly known to the whole of Athos and her icon became an object of pilgrimage for all the Holy Mountain. The Feast day of the icon of Panagia Gorgoipikoos is on October 1.





Orthodox Resources on the Internet

Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston

Canons of the Orthodox Church

Church Fathers

Daily Bible Readings

Orthodox Calendar

Feasts and Saints

Monachos.Net

Myriobiblos Library

Orthodox Christian Information Center

St. Pachomius Library

Orthodox Resources on the Internet



Learn About Orthodox Christianity

The Orthodox Faith

St. Ignatius of Antioch to the Trallians

Didache (Teaching of 12 Apostles)

Orthodox Church Fundamental Teachings

Sources of Teachings of Orthodox Church

Dogmatic Tradition of Orthodox Church

Dogmas and Opinions

Revelation and Interpretation

Tradition in the Orthodox Church

Orthodox Church on Controversial Issues

Sacramental Life of the Orthodox Church

Saints of the Orthodox Church

About Orthodox Christianity

Join Email List

2016 Stewardship

Download the 2016 Stewardship Form

Upcoming Events

 

 

Site Updated 12-10-16