PATRIARCH KIRILL BELIEVES THAT GEORGE THE CONQUEROR HELPED RUSSIA WIN THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR
Interfax-Religiia, 8 May 2017
Victory in the Great Patriotic War was secured with the participation of celestial forces, Patriarch of Moscow and all-Rus Kirill thinks.
"The last salvos of the Great Patriotic War resounded on the day of St. George the Conqueror (6 May 1945, on which Easter fell—IF). A coincidence? Some think so, but not we, people of faith. Is it really possible to consider it a coincidence that the marshal of the victory was Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov?" the patriarch said after a divine liturgy that he served on the day of the memorial of George the Conqueror in the St. George church on Poklonnaia Gora in Moscow.
In the primate's opinion, St. George "through these signs showed to us his presence in our struggle and in our victory."
"So on today we also pray to the Greatmartyr St. George, that he would preserve our fatherland from enemies, foreign and domestic, and that he would protect Moscow and strengthen the faith of the residents of this city so that Moscow would become the capital city not only in name but also in the faith of people living within it," he said.
The patriarch believes that if the nation will pray to St. George, "Russia will be invincible and the city of Moscow will be great." (tr. by PDS, posted 9 May 2017)
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