The Victory in Great Patriotic War the God’s miracle – Patriarch Kirill

Natalya Mihailova | 07 May 2015
Moscow, May 6, Interfax - Victory of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War was granted by God's providence, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia believes.

“It is impossible to explain this victory from the human point of view. The Church that perceives history of humanity through the prism of religious perception witnesses that Victory in the Great Patriotic War was God’s miracle,” the patriarch said after the liturgy in St. George Church at the Poklonnaya Gora in Moscow on the Feast of St. George the Victory Bearer.

The Primate stressed that this miracle would have never happened if “millions of human lives had not been sacrificed for victory, if our whole nation had not strained themselves giving all forces to win a victory over the enemy.”

It is not by chance that the war was over on the Easter Day and the Feast of St. George.

“We believe that the Victory in the Great Patriotic War was granted through his prayers for our suffering people who faced terrific bloodshed, civil conflicts, revolutions, war in the first half of the 20th century. People who carefully preserved faith seemed to loose it entirely. These terrible war strikes of thunder momentarily resurrected Orthodox faith in people’s hearts,” the patriarch said.

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