This week Father Silouan had the privilege of traveling with the wonderworking Kursk Icon of the Mother of God to bless homes in eastern Washington State. Compline with the Akathist Hymn was served in Walla Walla and Kennewick, and we were blessed to be joined by Greek and Antiochian priests and faithful to venerate the icon and enjoy rich fellowship.
About the Kursk Root Icon…
Blessing homes with the Kursk Icon.
Father Silouan arrives at St John’s with the Kursk Icon.
Father Jesse Philo, Matushka Elizabeth and their family, at the parish of St John of Shanghai and San Francisco, in Kennewick, Washington
Father Jesse Philo prepares the icon for travel.
Saying farewell to the Kursk Icon. Fr Alex Kotar and Fr Michael vanOpstall prepare to depart early Saturday morning from Kennewick, WA. They have before them a journey of over 600 miles (1000km) in order to have the icon present at Saturday evening vigil in Salt Lake City!