Russian Church claims miracle made Georgians flee in last year's war in South Ossetia
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Russian Church claims miracle made Georgians flee in last year's war in South Ossetia

1 Jul, 03:57 PM

According to a high-ranking Russian Orthodox Church official, it was the hand of God that won last year's brief war between Russia and Georgia, for the independence of South Ossetia.

A miraculous event happened during battle in the breakaway Georgian territory, the co-chairman of the expert working group on miraculous signs at the Theological Commission of the Russian Church, Academician Pavel Florensky, says.

“During the recent events in South Ossetia, when the two armies stood off against each other ready to start battle, Georgians threw back their heads, then turned around and ran from the field. They later said that a woman's silhouette appeared in the sky above the nearby church,” Florensky said in his interview published by the Argumenty i Fakty weekly on Wednesday.

According to him, Russians thought it was the Mother of God while Georgians believed it was St. Nina - the heavenly protector of Georgia. But in any case, the miraculous vision helped prevent a bloody battle between two Orthodox nations.

Tags: religion, Georgia, South Ossetia


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