Skip to comments.Priests Pour 18 Glns of Holy Water Over Russian City to Stop Alcohol Consumption, Drugs, Fornication
Posted on 09/17/2019 4:58:44 PM PDT by marshmallow
Russian Orthodox priests have tackled the issues of drunkenness and casual sex in the city of Tver by pouring holy water over its residents from an aircraft.
Father Alexander Goryachev, along with local bishop Metropolitan Savva, marked the annual All-Russian Sobriety Day on September 11 by dousing the city with more than 18 gallons of holy water in order to "protect the city afflictions befalling it, from all accidents and social adversity", Savva told Tver News (via the BBC).
Since 2006, Goryachev has been marking the sobriety day celebrating the beheading of John the Baptist by flying over Tver along with the "Inexhaustible Chalice," icon, which Orthodox Christians believe can help those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction, reports The Moscow Times.
Goryachev said these journeys have been successful, describing how one man quit alcohol on the spot when he saw his plane fly over a previous year.
"A man saw our plane flying overhead, and told his wife there and then that he would give up the drinkand he did," he told Tver News.
A second man also told Tver News he quit after arriving from Tver from Moscow to ask for the Inexpressible Chalice icon to help him. Whilst in Tver, he met his future wife and the pair remain in Tver to this day.
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more than 18 Glns of holy water
Looked like 18 Gins of holy water.
So maybe we could get a couple of crop duster planes to fly over Chicago?
DC would need a firehose...
Yeah, that should do it.
This borders on idolatry. Much like how the Israelites thought that by just bringing the Ark into battle they would win.
good luck with that!
Wacky....but a super teacher.....6th grade
Didnt they do that in a city in Columbia, SA as well?
So, IOW, he waterboarded the city.
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!
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