On February 1st, on the eve of the Meeting of Our Lord in the Temple (Gregorian calendar), during the All-Night Vigil, a myrrh-streaming icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts" arrived in our God-saved temple. The church was filled with divine grace, which came from the myrrh-streaming icon in response to the numerous prayers of our parishioners, although this visit was spontaneous and organized just a few days before the arrival of the shrine to Los Angeles. About 100 parishioners came on Thursday evening to venerate the icon of the Mother of God and receive anointing with oil miraculously poured out by the icon of the Holy Theotokos.

   We are grateful to God for his generosity, and we are also grateful to Mr. Yevgeny Solonin and Mr. Fedor Yakimov for their efforts in arranging the arrival of the shrine in our church, as well as for the gift of a copy of the icon "Softener of Evil Hearts" to our Holy Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Cathedral parish.

   We pray to God for us sinners.