On Thursday, April 19th, St. Luke Parish in Austin, Texas was immensely blessed by the visit of the Kursk Root Icon of The Mother of God. The Icon was brought to us by Fr. Aidan from the Holy Protection Russian Orthodox Church.
In the presence of many of our parishioners and the parishioners from the local orthodox parishes of St. John the Forerunner and St. Elias, Fr. Drago and Fr. Aidan offered the appropriate prayers of Akhatist and Moleben to the Most Holy Theotokos the Mother of our Lord and at the end of the service anointed the faithful as they venerated the Holy Icon.
Indeed, this event was both beautiful and meaningful, bringing joy and spiritual gladness to our hearts, strengthening us as we walk on the path of our Lord and Savior.
O MOST HOLY THEOTOKOS, PRAY TO LORD FOR US!
SOURCE: New Gracanica