What a joyful "co-incidence" -- by providence, certainly not by chance -- that today, when the miraculous, myrrh-gushing icon of the Theotokos Kardiotissa (from St George's Orthodox Church in Taylor PA) comes to Pittsburgh for the very first time (at St Nicholas in Homestead at 6 pm tonight), it comes on the Julian Calendar day of the commemoration of the icon of the Mother of God "Joy of All Who Sorrow" (1688).

If you are able, consider attending the Akathist at 6 pm today, and for the veneration and miraculous anointing that will go into the night and make it bright. St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 903 Ann St. Homestead, PA 15210 ALL are welcome!