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The Lord’s eyes on the crucifix-icon opened
A miraculous event has reportedly taken place within the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Holy City of Jerusalem. Golgotha, the place of the Lord’s Crucifixion is also within the church, over which stands an altar. Under the altar, pilgrims can venerate the exact place where the Lord’s Cross was placed in the ground, and above the altar hangs a crucifix, on which hangs the crucified Lord with eyes closed.
According to Fr. Theodore Daoud and some friends of mine who happened to be there on that day, a miracle occurred on Wednesday, March 29, in which the Lord’s eyes on the crucifix-icon opened, and remained open throughout the day. There were several witnesses, according to Fr. Theodore. Kyriacos Emmanouilidis, a Greek tour guide in the Holy Land posts on his facebook page, on April 1, a photo of Jesus Christ with his eyes open, which his spiritual father sent him.
Father Theodore Daud writes on his Facebook page, “The miraculous event occurred before the eyes of many priests and visitors, including my friend Archimandrite Malateus Basal whose friend took the pictures, who assured me of what happened in detail, which is that the eyes of the crucified Christ on the icon -which are always closed- remained open throughout the day.” Fr. Theodore writes, “We look at this miracle and all miracles as a sign from God to strengthen our faith and to remember the Divine Love of the One who died on the cross for our sins. May we repent and prepare ourselves for a true Holy Week and Resurrection. Praise God for all things.”
This miracle occurred just a week after work on the edicule over the Lord’s tomb was finished, and two weeks before the great miracle of the Holy Fire, celebrated in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre annually on Holy Saturday.