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Saturday, May 20, 2006

Christian Message From Moscow (Russia:) St. Nicholas the Miracle-Maker 2006-05-20

St. Nicholas the Miracle-Maker, By Tatyana Shvetsova

St. Nicholas the Miracle-Maker is one of the Saints particularly revered by the Russian Orthodox Church. Clergyman Boris Levshenko, teacher at one of Moscow's Orthodox Higher Educational establishments, said the following in an interview for our correspondent.

"There are 20 churches in Moscow, consecrated in honour of St.Nicholas. And this, not counting the 50 side altars dedicated to him in other churches. Prior to the Bolshevik revolution of 1917, there was not a single city in Russia that did not have a church of St.Nicholas," says Father Boris. "So, why is it we thus honor a Saint, who lived in the 4th century, moreover, not here in Russia, but in Asia Minor, and was a Greek by nationality? Because through prayers, addressed to him, people always received help. He extended help to everyone, on land and sea. His life story abounds in descriptive tales of help, extended to various folk, in his lifetime, and already after his demise." Well, let us then turn to the life narrative of Saint Nicholas, born around the year 280, passed away approximately around the period of the years 345 - 351.

Read the full text "St. Nicholas the Miracle-Maker" at the Voice of Russia website.

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