horrible spiritual crime of Last Times: the will and
testament of the brutally killed in 1997 Canadian citizen are still hidden…
Together again: In the eve of Easter 2002 the Icon of Mother Mary has arrived
to Greece along with newly created icon of Jose Cortes. With blessing of three
Archbishops and after illumination in altars of two Saint Nicolas Cathedrals
and by miracle brook water, Jose’s icon will go to Athon. The fresco of Virgin
Mary of 15-n century has been crying since the Nativity Church standoff
happened in Bethlehem. The President of the USA has assured us that “any person
on which fault innocent people have lost their lives will not escape from
Justice “. However, is it so?
In the beginning of the year
2001, the icon of Jose Cortes had created in Jordanville NY. As we know, Jose
Cortes was an orthodox martyr and guardian of the wonder-working icon of Mother
Mary. He was brutally murdered five years ago and buried in Jordanville, N.Y.
The Author of his first icon, Vasily N. has found an unusual way for an
embodiment of unique destiny and character of his hero. There are three parts
an art composition combined in. It is polished on deep
green marble and framed in a light oak
In the center, we can see a
lonely figure of Jose as through surrounded with splashes of thunderstorm; a
lit candle in his right hand and Iveron icon in other. Above it shows the church of Uspeniya in Jordanville; in the
left bottom corner Jose’s grave. With fine icon graphic art and individual
expression Author reflects Jose’s unique character, distinctive way and
quintessence of his global mission.
After blessings from Archbishop of Troy and Syracuse, Laurus,
Mytropolitan of Washington and all of United States and Canada Archbishop
Feodosi, and the bishop Zarajski Mercurii – the icon of Jose has gone to Greece
for the Athon. In eve of a fifth Anniversary of Jose’s murder, by this new
created icon Russian community in America wants to bow to founders of Iveron
wonder and say thank to Jose for his devoted 15-een years long duty for the Orthodox Church
Welcome Back to Athens, Jose!
Jose Cortes was killed by satanic persons in Athens in the night of
October 31, 1997. His death was not an accidental or cruel turn in fortune.
Jose was repeatedly warned, he knew and had prepared for the acceptance of the
wreath of martyr. More over, he dreamed about this all his life. Beforehand,
because he was a spiritual leader of Church, Jose had made a Testament that is
also the Last Spiritual Will for entire Orthodox community Abroad. However,
those who illegally has taken the property of a world-known painter still
hiding from public his will and try to dishonor the memory of Jose Cortes.
On April 23 of 2002 on behalf of his first icon, Jose
once more has stepped on the land of Greece. The icon has been brought to
Andros where it was placed on the altar of St.Nicolas Church for the Liturgy on
blank Revivals. Yet, the icon has received the blessing from Father Dorofeios
who is a head of a Monastery and has known Jose for a long time. Moreover, was
washed by holy water of a miracle source.
The story of this miracle origin takes us back to the year1760. It was a
terrifying full of suffers and tears time for monks of the monastery. There
were no water source and people were dying from thirst. After a jointly prayer
the monks witnessed the appearance of St Nicolas who touched the rock and a little
fountain against all the rules of nature started its life by saving lives of
The Island of Holiness.
The pilgrims visited a very special Island located in Mediterranean Sea.
The Monastery there has concentrate great relics of Orthodox faith: wonder
working icons, sacred power, ancient frescos, masterpieces of Byzantium art and
painting as well as other antiquities. The monastery is surrounded with
mesmerizing nature, rols in colors and has a peaceful view on the sea from its
terrace. The last time Jose visited this place on the eve of his death, on
October 29,1997. He called this powerful place “Heaven on the Earth” and was
happy and proud that God had honored him to see such great wonders of
The Prior prayed with pilgrims for rescuing Russian Foreign Church in St. Lazarus Church. Jose tormented with pain and grief has told to monks and the Prior here about the spiritual substitution, the awful tragedy that has overtaken Russian Church Abroad. Because of such despicable disaster, the holy Iveron icon could not remain in this world any longer and Jose was compelled to accept the wreath of martyr. Pilgrims repeatedly have visited the place of Jose’s murder in Athens to bring appreciation and love to the Chosen One. He will never be forgotten and still loved by people around whole world.
The pilgrims were struck by
the influential ancient wall fresco of 15 century of God’s Mother. When they
entered the Church the following happened: upper eyelids of Virgin Mary image
turned black as agate and have swelled up. Lower eyelids have darkened and tears
rushed from her eyes. Mother Mary was crying and suffered from excruciating
pain pleading for help and mercy as any average suffering woman. The scene was
terrifying and hard to look at. Monks have explained that this event took place
on April 2, right when the tanks surrounded Nativity Church in Bethlehem.
It has been over a month of
her tears and suffers but the world community and modern Christian world
remains silent and merciless. This is a real tragedy because people have
betrayed Jesus Christ again. The world community has many legal ways to stop
this disaster. But it looks like people turned back into pagans and do not wish
to protect most holy Christianity relics. Those eyes of God Mother are a
sentence for all Christians.
The fresco starts to cry on the eve of universal accidents and great
events in Christian society. When on October 29 of 1997 Jose approached the
fresco of Virgin Mary not only she started to cry but the Forthcoming Angels.
This phenomenon- the original spiritual Clock that has been sent to the modern
society for education and revelation of Truth.
Five years passed by since a tragic death of a gifted
artist, painter and restorer but his will has never been open. Jose was quite
solvent citizen of Canada. He had his personal bank account, a collection of
unique icons, pictures figures, archives, relics and antiquities which he had
collected all over the world. One of his customers was Canadian “Petroleum”
Company. Jose did a number jobs as restorations and painting for it. He also
gathered a lot of unique Christianity treasures and before the death, he worked
hard to create a special list of all things and treasures of what the Church
they will belong in the future.
But now Jose’s property is
in untrue hands of his worst enemies father Victor Potapov (Golden) and his
matushka. All his relics and pictures are hidden from public in Potapov’s house
in Tacoma Park, MD. This people have manipulated relatives and justice
illegally trying to hide the will. Jose’s mother arrived to Washington for 3
years Anniversary of his death and to open the will, but suddenly has passed
away. Numerous references to the Police, Court, FBI, Interpol, to the General
prosecutor of Maryland Mr. Stephan Montanarelly and to the Minister of Justice
of Canada Mrs. Ann McLillan with calls to provide an investigation, did not
bring any result or solution.
In one of last statements, May 20, the President George Bush declares
that there is justice in the United States and any person on whose fault
innocent blood has spilled will not escape the punishment’. How should be
punished the one who has deprived mankind from the greatest miracle and who
continues to defame holy person? The Prior Father Dorotheos asked pilgrims to
trust in God who has revived Lazarus four days dead, and pray. Validity will
triumph and eventually the truth will be open to all of us.
Jordanville, N.Y. Easter-2001. Vasili N. on the Jose Cortes grave
2. Most Holy Theotokos Tihvinskaya. Maryland,
3,4,5, Andros, Greece, April 2002
7. St. Nicholas Cathedral in Monastery.
8. Mankind's Spiritual Clock..
9.Father Parfenii and pilgrim Anatolii. To the
Palm Sunday Liturgy.
10. Athens. Grand Hotel. Right balcony in the
corner, 8-th level – the room N 806.
Washington D.C., Easter-2001. Iveron’s icon Day. After Jose Cortes icon’s