2017-05-08 16:47:00

Patriarch Kirill believes St. George the Victory-Bearer helped Russia win the Great Patriotic War

Moscow, May 8, Interfax - The victory in the Great Patriotic war was gained with participation of heavenly protectors, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia believes.

"Final shells of the Great Patriotic war were heard on the feast of St. George (on May 6, 1945, which coincided with the Easter - IF). Is it a coincidence? Someone thinks it is, but we, people of the faith, don't think so. Is it a coincidence that the name of the victory's marshal was Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov?" the patriarch said after the service celebrated on St. George Day at St. George Church on Poklonnaya Hill in Moscow.

According to the primate, St. George "through these signs showed us his presence in our struggle and our victory."

"Today we pray to St. George so that he would save our Motherland from outside and internal enemies, protect Moscow, strengthen faith of its citizens and Moscow would become the throned city not only by its name, but also by the faith of people living in it," the patriarch said.

The patriarch believes if people will pray to St. George, "Russia will be invincible, the Moscow city will be great."