The miracle working Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God was joyously welcomed by our church on Wednesday 18 February 2015. The akathiest to the Ever Virgin Mother of God, dedicated to the Kursk icon, was piously sung by the faithful, the icon was venerated and Father Simeon presented each of the faithful with a copy of the icon. Parishioners stayed back to enjoy dinner and a documentary film about the Kursk icon put on by the sisterhood. It is not know when of even if the icon will visit again, it was a very great blessing for the parish and the whole of Wollongong to have the icon with us. Praise be to God!
The akathiest which was sung in English can be found here
The akathiest in Russian as well as the Tropar can be found here
A schedule of visits for the Kursk icon in Australia can be found here