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Helen Silba reaches for the icon of St. John the Baptist, which has been emitting a sweet-smelling oil since last July, Saturday, May 7, at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Homer Glen. Photos by Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media
Visitors wanting to catch a glimpse of the icon form a line that extends outside the church.
Patricia Martin reflects upon the St. John the Baptist icon and the oil it drips Saturday, May 7, at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Homer Glen.
Guests wait for their chance to spend a few moments in front of the icon.
Thomas Czaja, Editor
5:31 pm CDT May 9, 2016
The line during visiting hours makes its way well outside the front entrance of the church, winding almost halfway to Bell Road. Inside, on the Rev. Sotirios “Father Sam” Dimitriou’s desk, an assortment of letters — written by people around the country and globe — come in on a daily basis