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Head of Russian Church: WW2 Victory an Act of God. We Agree!

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To this day, to many military historians, it remains inexplicable how the Russians held off the German advances in the first 18 months of the war. 

The Germans were supremely confident, and with good reason.  When Hitler famously said: "We have only to kick in the door and the whole rotten structure will come crashing down", he was stating what appeared to most to be an obvious fact.

<figcaption>An historical precedent...</figcaption>
An historical precedent...

The "God" theory of WW2 makes as much sense as any, is widely believed in Russia, and is taught by the church.  In stating it, the Patriarch was not saying anything surprising to his followers.  

It is one of the few theories that make any sense at all.


Moscow, May 6, (Interfax) - “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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