06 September 2007, 13:52
Images of Christ and Virgin May appear on poplars at a Ukrainian village - believers
Kiev, September 6, Interfax - Believers are carrying flowers and candles to a road place near the Dobryany village 40 km away from Lvov. They believe they see images of Christ and the Virgin Mary appearing on two trees.
‘At sunset I hurry down here for an evening prayer. An image of the Virgin Mary at a poplar looks like a sculpture at this time of the day, while the image of Christ reflects suffering caused by pain for our sins’, Galina Ivanonko, a Dobryany villager, says as cited by the Ukrainian issue of the Komsomolskaya Pravda daily on Thursday.
A first-grade schoolgirl was the first to see the image of the Saviour. The girl’s father filmed it on his mobile and showed the video picture to his relatives. The news spread around in an instant.
Both old poplars stand 100 m away from each other, one split by a lightning. At sunset, the head of Christ is clearly seen at a certain angle, the faithful maintain. The other poplar shows clearly at its trunk clear of dry bark a figure with the bent head and hands folded in a prayer.
The village church choir and some priests from Lvov have already been to the place. They photographed the images but refused to comment on them, the newspaper noted.
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