The [[miracle]]s performed by the Portaitissa are unnumbered, and are celebrated especially on [[August 15]] and on Monday of [[Bright Week]], when there is a procession and the finding of the icon is commemorated with a [[liturgy]] in the chapel on the shore, at the exact spot where St. Gabriel took it out of the sea.
More recent times ==
more recent times, the Icon has come to be known as the "Iveron" Mother of God, in connection with the name of the monastery.
News of this wonder- working Icon reached Russia through pilgrims who had visited Mt. Athos. In the 17th century Archimandrite Nikon of Moscow (later to become Patriarch) asked the abbot of the Iveron monastery to send a copy of the Icon to Russia, and this request was fulfilled. The copy of this Icon also began to work miracles and a special chapel was built for it next to the Kremlin walls in Moscow , where it was especially revered by the Russian people until the Revolution of 1917. The chapel was destroyed by the Bolsheviks and the fate of the Icon is not known.
==Hymnography of St. Nikodemos the Hagiorite==
== The Moscow Version==
In 1648, [[Patriarch of Moscow|Patriarch]] [[Patriarch Nikon|Nikon of Moscow]], while he was still [[Archimandrite]] of [[Novospassky Monastery]], commissioned an exact copy of the Iviron icon to be made and sent to Russia. Almost immediately upon its arrival on [[October 13]], the icon was glorified with numerous miracles attributed to it by the faithful. The [[Iverskaya Chapel]] was built in 1669 to enshrine the icon next to the Kremlin walls in Moscow. The chapel was the main entrance to Red Square and traditionally everyone, from the Tsar down to the lowest peasant would stop there tovenerate the icon before entering the square. After the [[Bolshevik Revolution]] of 1917, the chapel was destroyed by the Communists and the fate of the icon is unknown to this day.
== The Montreal Version ==
The [[Myrrh]]-streaming icon from Montreal in Canada is another newer version of the famous Portaitissa <ref>[http://www.yalchicago.org/Portaitissa_Miracle_Icon.html Brother Jose Muñoz Cortez, Guardian of the Hawaiian Myrrh-Streaming Icon of the Mother of God]</ref>. For the fifteen years (1982-1997), as myrrh continued to flow from the Icon, [[Brother Jose Muñoz-Cortes]] devoted himself to its care, accompanying it on numerous trips to parishes all over the United States and Canada, to South America, Australia, and Europe. A new Copy of the Montreal Myrrh-Streaming Iveron Icon began streaming Myrrh at the Russian Orthodox Church in Hawaii in 2007.<ref>[http://www.orthodoxhawaii.org/icons.html The Myrrh-Streaming Icons of Hawaii]</ref> Several [[feast day]]s during the [[liturgical year]] celebrate a few of these miracles.
== Notes ==