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WorldRussian priests spray holy water from plane to stop 'alcohol use' and 'fornication'

03:35  18 september  2019
03:35  18 september  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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Russian Orthodox priests sprayed 70 liters of holy water from a plane to save citizens from “drunkenness and fornication ”. Priests tipped the water out from a large chalice in an attempt to heal those suffering from alcoholism and drug addiction. A married couple who claims the husband

Russian Orthodox priests have poured holy water over the city of Tver in order to rid its residents of alcoholism . "This stops the spray from being blown back into the plane ," he said to Tver News. The priests believe that all illnesses and physical ailments have a spiritual root, meaning holy water

Russian Orthodox priests in the Central Russian city of Tver took to the skies in a small airplane to save citizens from "drunkenness and fornication," reported a Russian local media outlet.

Russian priests spray holy water from plane to stop 'alcohol use' and 'fornication'© tvernews.ru Priests from Tver, Russia are spraying holy water from an airplane to cure drunkenness.

On Sept. 11, Sobriety Day, an unofficial Russian holiday, the priests carried 70 liters (about 18 gallons) of holy water onto the aircraft.

Once the plane reached an altitude of 200 to 300 meters (approximately 800 feet) the blessings began. Clergymen held a prayer service before pouring the holy water out of the plane’s open door.

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Priests in the Russian city of Tver took to the skies this week to save local citizens from drunken craziness by air-bombing the town with holy water . Local television showed a priest strapped into a harness to keep him from accidentally falling from the airplane while tipping gallon after gallon onto

Priests in the Russian city of Tver took to the skies this week to save local citizens from drunken craziness by air-bombing the town with holy water . Local television showed a priest strapped into a harness to keep him from accidentally falling from the airplane while tipping gallon after gallon onto

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Priests tipped the water out from a large chalice in an attempt to heal those suffering from alcoholism and drug addiction. A married couple that claims the husband was miraculously cured of alcoholism also was on the flight.

Father Alexander, one of the priests, said the ritual is designed to stop the use of "alcohol," "drugs" and to "stop fornication."

"Any disease is from a virus, and a virus is a demon," he explained. "Therefore, any disease is primarily a spiritual disease."

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It's one of the latest efforts to promote sobriety in Russia, a country known for its national love of vodka.

World Health Organization statistics show that new anti-alcoholism campaigns have helped cut Russian alcohol consumption from 15.8 liters (about 4 gallons) of alcohol per person in 2005 to 11.7 liters (about 3 gallons) in 2016.

Russian priests spray holy water from plane to stop 'alcohol use' and 'fornication'© tvernews.ru Priests from Tver, Russia are spraying holy water from an airplane to cure drunkenness.
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