Skip to comments.A miracle in Georgia: We did not have an epidemic although churches never closed, says Georgian hierarch
Posted on 07/09/2020 8:26:00 PM PDT by lightman
A nation that is faithful to God and its fatherland will be miraculously blessed by God, His Eminence Metropolitan Daniel of Chiatura and Sachkhere of the Georgian Orthodox Church said during his Sunday sermon at the Holy Trinity Cathedral.
A miracle was seen in Georgia, where there was no eruption of the coronavirus epidemic despite the fact that the churches were never closed, as in many other countries, Met. Daniel emphasized, reports 1tv.ge.
The Georgian ethos is one of the first, Met. Daniel said. Someone may ask how it survived. It survived for two reasons: it was dedicated to the fatherland and to God. He who is devoted to God and to his fatherland will not be abandoned by God and will often be saved by great mercy.
We have seen an example of this mercy today, the Metropolitan continued. How this country, in spite of many problems, turned out to be much more protected than larger states, and this happened because our people spared no expense, and the people who fight to the end for the country, for love, for morality, will see a miracle of God.
We have seen the miracle that happened in Georgia, he emphasized.
This was that the spread of the conditions of the epidemic was as limited as possible, and despite that Church services never ceased, the epidemic did not break out in Georgia, Met. Daniel said.
God will perform a miracle for a nation that is faithful to God and the fatherland. Georgia had such dedicated patriots and that is why it has survived, the hierarch preached.
Life without Christ is death, and death with Christ is life. This belief has saved us from this epidemic, he said.
In March, the Georgian Patriarchate stated that the closing of churches is an unjustified offense against God.
Earlier that month, His Holiness Patriarch-Catholicos Ilia revealed that he had been granted a spiritual vision, which he understood to mean that with the help of prayer and the blessing of the Lord, we will be able to overcome this disease.
American-based Hierarchs should hear and heed.
Save Thy people, O Lord,
and bless Thine inheritance.
Grant victory to Thy Church over her enemies,
and protect Thy people by Thy Holy Cross!
Aleksandra Kadic7/7/2020 3:44 am
Thank you Lord for giving us these true witnesses of the faith and your true good servants, in these times when so many are betraying You, Our God, Our Saviour Lord Jesus Christ. They are our lamps in this ultimate darkness that is inevitably approaching the whole world. Your Holiness, Patriarch Ilia, pray for us, Orthodox Christians, scattered all over the world, without the shepherds to keep us safe from the hordes of demons coming upon this world. Glory to God for everything!
I still cannot believe how badly President Trump treated Gov. Kemp in front of the Fake News! And he did it twice when Kemp announced Georgia would reopen.
This article is about the former Soviet sattelite Republic of Georgia, not the US State by that name.
Sorry if the title has created confusion—FR rules, gotta post’em as you find ‘em.
DR. BARRETT FOUND THE SILVER BULLET FOR COVID RIGHT UNDER OUR NOSES!
Some folk died needlessly? BIG DEAL! Can’t make an omelet without breaking a few (score thousand) eggs, right?
If what you learn in the next half hour fails to make you very, very angry, see if you can fog a mirror. And, if you’re a Democrat, when you’re done, you’re STILL a Democrat, get a CAT scan of your head. See that tiny little BB thing on the monitor? Your brain!
Please share the “good news” far and wide!
You won’t take any lumps from me.
Anything about the Georgian Orthodox Church is prone to confusion, especially since its presence in the United States is so small: 7 parishes total in just 5 states, about 920 adherents altogether.
It took me a minute to realize ... Oh! The OTHER Georgia!
A notice for the American bishops!
i think the miracle might have something to do with good christian Georgians choice to keep care of their elderly parents in the family home, and not letting them be warehoused into old-age and nursing communities. just a guess.
How many Chinese Nationals travel through Georgia regularly.
...and are they STILL spreading corona DELIBERATELY?
Nicely done title edit!
Georgia has a free trade agreement with China, and China has infrastructure development projects in Georgia.
Dont know how many Chines travel there though.
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