THE ICON OF OUR LADY IN THE CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem, a devoted guardian of the Holy Shrines and of the Orthodox faith in them, wishes to inform the followers of its website and any person in search of the liberating truth – “Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free” (Jn 8,32) – that the icon of Panaghia that is kept in the shrine behind the chapel known as the Prison of Christ in the All-holy Church of the Resurrection does not “blink” as some faithful have recently suggested. Such false impression may be due to the reflection of light.

Our infallible Orthodox faith and tradition guides us in the manner in which to honour the devout figure of Our Lady Theotokos and receive her consolation and assistance.

From the Secretariat-General