April 25, 2016

Cross in a Church in West Ukraine Starts Bleeding (photos)

April 22, 2016

A wooden altar cross started bleeding in St. Yekaterina Orthodox Church in the town of Zdolbunov in the Rovno Region of Ukraine.

"After the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, when I took a cross for proclaiming the closing prayer, a dark spot was discovered near the left eye of Christ the Savior, its color looked like human blood. Looking closer, we saw a flow of blood. To examine the blood we made several enlarged photographs. When we looked at them, we saw two, not one, flows running from the eyes of the Savior," the priest Fr. Alexander was quoted as saying by the press service of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

He explains the event saying that the Lord grieves over the persecutions His Church is subjected to in Ukraine.

The cleric reported about the miraculous event to Metropolitan Varfolomey of Rovno and Ostrog. The hierarch visited the church and blessed to make an icon case for the cross and carry the shrine out for veneration.