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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 that claims the husband

Russian Orthodox priests have thrown gallons of holy water over a city in a bid to save its citizens from substance abuse and sex. Orthodox priests in Russia have poured gallons of holy water out of a small plane to cure alcoholism and " stop fornication ".

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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Russian Orthodox priests in the Central Russian city of Tver took to the skies in a small airplane to save citizens from "drunkenness and 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

Orthodox Christian priests have air bombed Tver with holy water in an attempt to tackle the on going problems of alcoholism and infidelity. A Russian priest decided to do just this over a city to stop "drinking" and " fornication ," which, I must say, didn't work out that well.

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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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