Faithful flock to ‘weeping icon’ in Chicago church

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HOMER GLEN, Ill. — A church in Homer Glen is drawing pilgrims from across Chicagoland to witness what some are calling a miracle.

An icon of St. John the Baptist has been oozing fragrant oil since last summer at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church. Parishioners believe the oil to be myrrh.

So far, no one has offered proof that it’s a sign from God, but no one has proven that it isn’t.

It could be simply a chemical reaction, but some true believers say the oil has healing properties.

Church leaders say if the phenomenon draws people toward God then it’s a good thing.

Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter in two days.