The Miraculous Story of St. Michael’s Shrine in Tarpon Springs, FL

The Miraculous Story of St. Michael’s Shrine in Tarpon Springs, FL


I believe in miracles, I’ve seen my brother! I’ve seen a little girl get well, I’ve seen women with breast cancer they
come to st. Michael’s and they pray, then they’ll come back and tell us I’m well
you have to have faith without faith none of us can live I don’t think. My name is Goldie Parr I had a brother that was 11 years old and he was coming home with headaches and we took him to a hospital in Tampa st. Joseph’s Hospital
and they diagnosed him that he had cancer in his brain so they gave him 24
hours to live then my brother asked my mother, mom bring me st. Michael’s to me
please we got a Saint Michael’s icon from
Greece that’s 400 years old and when we went to Greece in 1936 with my mother
and my brothers to give st. Michael’s ‘Taxiarchi’ in Symi, Greece $300 which
was a lot of money, we gave the $300 because he saved my father and his boat
crew from drowning when they were sponging so when you do a ‘taksimo’ (promise) you have to give it and in return the priest that was in charge of the church should
have never given us the icon that was found on property in Symi so he gave it
to us and that’s the one that does the miracles and it’s 400 years old and now
we have it in our church so my brother asked to please bring the icon to him so
he can hold it so my mother gave him the icon and he put it on his chest and he
was starting to dream ‘Taksiarchi’ (St. Michael) came to him and says Steve I will make you
well and he brought him here at this property,
it was a lot we were gonna build a house on it and he says you have to promise me
you’ll build me a chapel on this lot and my brother says we’re poor we don’t have
money he says don’t worry things will work out very good so then he took him
to st. Michael’s in Greece, gave him communion, this is all in his dream, and
then he brings him back to st. Joseph’s Hospital and he says tomorrow morning
when you wake up you can get up and take three steps and you will be well so my
brother got up mama Saint Michael’s came to me and my mother said this is it, he’s
dying, you know st. Michael’s is the Saint that takes our souls so here comes
Dr. Cook, he comes in, that was his doctor he says Steve what are you doing up? He
says I’m well, Dr. Cook checked him out there was no cancer, three or four days
later, he comes home and he was never sick after that it was all in the
papers Tampa Tribune and everywhere and so we called the Archdiocese, to give us
permission to build the church they wouldn’t give us permission because they
were afraid that we were gonna split the community, Saint Nicholas and Saint
Michael’s but my father who wasn’t a very educated man he said I’m gonna
start the chapel whether they like it or not, so we started building and when
(Archbishiop) Athenagoras from New York, when he saw that we were building, he did give us
permission so that it would be blessed and the priest could come in and give
services. When I go my son Danny is going to take the church, and take care of it
we’re to keep it in the family in the Tsalickis family until we can. I came here to show the church to a friend of mine, right, and went to open the
door all I heard was bells ringing really loud bells, I did go
outside to look at the bell tower nothing’s moving so I come back in and I’m walking
slowly to the church, I finally come to the icon and the bells were coming
out of the icon, real loud bells, what’s it’s like if one had a bell, ding, ding constant right, of course I run out, my mother and my grandmother was here so they all come in, they all heard it, but that was my miracle!

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