Chicago believers flocked to a centenary Greek Orthodox church on Monday to see what some consider to be God's sign after a janitor saw tears streaming from the eyes of a painting of the Virgin Mary over the weekend.
Rev. Br. Nicholas Jonas told the Chicago Tribune he was in his office in the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity in Chicago early Sunday morning when a janitor told him about the painting. Oil-like substance pouring out of the Virgin Mary's eyes. He published a picture of the painting on Sunday evening that shows streaks of liquid residue from the eyes of the Blessed Mother that seem to cry. LIVING SUPPORT
"I can not explain why it breaks, but I know that as humans we normally cry for two reasons: either out of joy or sadness, "Jonas told Chicago's WLS.
The church is scheduled for bankruptcy on Tuesday. After Jonas's posting on social media, many people visited the church to see the painting. More than a hundred candles were lit according to Tribune. Some worshipers regarded the phenomenon as a sign of a coming miracle, suggesting that the church might be saved from foreclosure.
"Mary crying is a sign, and the miracle is actually close to our hearts," said Laura Tovar, whose sister at 1
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However, Jonas said he was not sure if the tears were a sign that the church would be saved and "would rather say that the Virgin Mary is it. Talk to us. I would just let her finish her conversation. And let's see what happens. "