Myrrhovlytissa - Monastery of Aghiou Pavlos

This miraculous icon was once in a famous Constantinople monastery called “Myrelaiou”. From there it was brought to the Holy Mountain by St Paul of Xeropotamou, who dedicated it to the second monastery he had founded (after Xeropotamou), which had taken his name.

This sacred icon began at some point, by the grace of God, to exude myrrh, and for this reason it was ever afterwards called “Myrrhovlytissa”. It has performed many miracles for those who with devotion have recourse to it and call fervently upon the help of Ever-Virgin.


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Some materials by courtesy of Zbigniew
Kosc, Agion-oros., Alexia
Monachos. net,,
newadvent. org/cathen,, Techni Editions

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