In News by stephen abiodun on the 10th, August, 2020

Beirut Explosion: Church Altar Survives Regardless of Being Much less Than 1km Away

Beirut Explosion

The altar of St Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church, which was lower than a kilometre away from the place the Beirut explosion passed off, has survived the incident, BBC experiences.

In line with the report, Father Youil Nassif rushed to the church to verify for injury, discovering the nave fully ruined.

However the sacred altar house, protected by the “iconostasis” (wall of icons), was virtually unscathed – together with an oil lamp that had remained lit all through the blast.

“You may name me naive however I felt it was unbelievable. I felt it was a message from God saying, ‘I will likely be by your facet, we’ll stand up,” Father Nassif mentioned in an interview with BBC Information.

“The altar was untouched. The holy chalice was in tact. You may see the Holy Bible, you may see the oil lamp that didn’t transfer… even the glass was not damaged.

In occasions of disaster we seek for indicators, we seek for a light-weight within the darkness. I felt as if this was an indication,” he added.

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