Akathist Hymn chanted before the Wonderworking Iveron Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos, known as the 'Keeper of the Gate'
In honour of the upcoming 15th anniversary of the wondrous appearance of the miraculous Myrrh-streaming Iveron Icon of the Mother of God of Hawaii (2022), the Orthodox Hawaiian Iveron Icon Association has published this Akathist.
As expressed in the introduction, “Wherever the Holy Icon goes, the Grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Holy Mother abound. People have commented that just being in the presence of this Icon, one feels such an abundance of love and joy. It is truly indescribable. We are so very blessed that God has shown His love toward us by allowing us a small foreshadowing of what the saints call ‘the true odour of sanctity.’ ”
The publication includes a Foreword by His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, an Introduction about the Holy Icon, and Troparia to Iveron Icons “of Hawaii,” “of Montreal,” “of Mount Athos,” and “of Moscow.” The pages are richly enhanced with well over two dozen photographs.
Income from the publication assists the Foundation in bringing the Holy Icon throughout the Orthodox world, as well as toward the memorial shrine being built in honour of the Holy Icon, in Hawaii.
St. Paisius Monastery has received the blessing to distribute
this publication. All orders are shipped from the Monastery. All income goes directly to the Iveron Association.
Author: St Paisius Monastery Compiler)