By Eliana Saks / Published: November 16, 2016 - The Scranton Times-Tribune
She’s the holiest of mothers.
A rare replica of the Mary the Helper of Mothers icon is spending the month at St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church in Scranton and the faithful are invited to see it.
An icon in the Orthodox faith is a religious image or painting intended to give its viewer a spiritual experience.
This image of the Blessed Mother, clothed and surrounded in gold and holding the infant Jesus, is meant to help women facing challenges conceiving, difficult pregnancies or hard childbirths, said St. Mary’s pastor, the Rev. Leonard A. Martin, S.J.
Visitors are invited to come pray at a service at 7:30 p.m. each Tuesday in November at the church at 310 Mifflin Ave.
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