Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad - The Chosen One of the Mother of God http://eadiocese.org/ 60 "Jose Muñoz-Cortes: The Chosen One of the Mother of God:" http://eadiocese.org/news_171115_2.html Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/jose/posters/jose-44.JPG&archive=0&final_h=751&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>Thirty-five years ago, Jose Mu&ntilde;oz-Cortes, an Orthodox Spaniard, was called by the Lord to a special ministry. This ministry began on Mt. Athos, where Jose was given a copy of the famous "Panagia Portaitissa" Icon of the Mother of God for safekeeping, which on the night of November 24, 1982, started to miraculously exude myrrh. Jose sealed his 15 years of ministry to the Most Holy Virgin and the Church of Christ with his martyrdom, which took place 20 years ago &ndash; on the night of October 31, 1997.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://eadiocese.org/news_171115_2.html On the 8th Anniversary of Brother Jose’s Murder http://eadiocese.org/news_171030_9.html Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/jose/misc/06.JPG&archive=0&final_h=400&final_w=600&percent=100"><p><em>On November 5-6, we took our 8th annual parish pilgrimage to Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville. There were two panihida services at the grave of murdered Brother Jose Mu&ntilde;oz-Cortes, curator of the Montreal Iveron Icon of the Mother of God. The following is an excerpt from the homily </em><em>Archpriest</em><em> Victor Potapov gave on November 5 at the first panihida.</em></p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://eadiocese.org/news_171030_9.html Accounts regarding the new copy of the Montreal Iveron Icon http://eadiocese.org/news_171030_8.html Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/jose/posters/jose-34.JPG&archive=0&final_h=400&final_w=600&percent=100"><p><em>The following is an account provided by Archpriest Stefan Pavlenko, an eyewitness to how Hieromonk Michael, a resident of Optina Hermitage, had given Fr. Victor a myrrh-streaming copy of the Iveron Icon of the Mother of God. Fr. Stefan is the rector of the Church of All Saints in the Russian Land, in Burlingame, CA.</em></p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://eadiocese.org/news_171030_8.html Brother Jose’s Myrrh-Streaming Icon http://eadiocese.org/news_171030_7.html Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/jose/posters/jose-82.JPG&archive=0&final_h=900&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>In 2005, I spent the first week of Great Lent at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville. There Monk Vsevolod gave me a present of a copy of an iconographic image of Brother Jose Mu&ntilde;oz-Cortes, curator of the Miraculous Iveron-Montreal Icon of the Mother of God. It was one of the images of Martyr Joseph written at Optina Hermitage. Although I was surprised to see an icon written before he had been glorified as a saint, I was grateful to receive the gift.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://eadiocese.org/news_171030_7.html The Iveron Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Portaitissa" and the Myrrh-Streaming "Montreal" Icon of the Iveron Mother of God http://eadiocese.org/news_171030_6.html Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/jose/posters/jose-11.JPG&archive=0&final_h=400&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>The original miraculous Icon of the Iveron Mother of God is on Mount Athos, the famous center of Orthodox monasticism (known also as <em>Agion Oros</em> &ndash; Greek for the "Holy Mountain"). By tradition, it was painted by the apostle and evangelist Luke. In the 9th century, this Icon was in the possession of a widow who lived in Nicaea.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://eadiocese.org/news_171030_6.html On the Death of José Muñoz-Cortes http://eadiocese.org/news_171030_5.html Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/jose/posters/jose-110.JPG&archive=0&final_h=400&final_w=600&percent=100"><p><em>At the end of October 1997, a terrible event took place that shook the whole Orthodox world &ndash; Jose Mu&ntilde;oz-Cortes, the guardian of the renowned wonder-working, myrrh-streaming Icon of the Portaitissa, was brutally murdered in Greece by a 20-year-old Romanian man. On the 12th of November, he was buried in the cemetery of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY. The "Icon's House" society in Montreal published the following obituary:</em></p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://eadiocese.org/news_171030_5.html "One Must Not Become Accustomed to a Miracle" http://eadiocese.org/news_171030_4.html Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/jose/posters/jose-30.JPG&archive=0&final_h=902&final_w=600&percent=100"><p><em>The last interview with the murdered Jose Mu&ntilde;oz-Cortes under the title "One Must Not Become Accustomed to a Miracle" was published in the 27th issue of "The Russian Pastor," a journal published three times a year in San Francisco, CA. </em></p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://eadiocese.org/news_171030_4.html The Chosen One of the Mother of God http://eadiocese.org/news_171030_3.html Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/jose/posters/jose-09.JPG&archive=0&final_h=400&final_w=600&percent=100"><p><em>Excerpts from the first interview given by Brother Jose Mu&ntilde;oz-Cortes to "Orthodox Russia" (1983, №s. 17, 18, 20)</em></p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://eadiocese.org/news_171030_3.html