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Beirut: Church Altar Survives Explosion Despite Being Less Than A Kilometer Away by KEVIND: 12:31pm On Aug 09, 2020
Some moments ago, I came across a video on the BBC website which showed a church located less than a kilometre away from the Beirut's explosion but whose altar survived the deadly explosion which claimed scores of lives.

The church, St. Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church is located in Achrafieh and is less than a kilometre away from where the Beirut explosion took place. This church has now turned to a beacon of hope to the devastated country as it's altar and everything in the sacred place were unscathed in the deadly explosion.

Father Youil Nassif is the priest of the church and in an interview he granted to BBC, he claimed he had left the church along with his children, twelve minutes before the deadly explosion whose impact was felt several kilometres away.

In his words: "I left the church with my children twelve minutes before the explosion, we were heading home when it happened. So I reached home, I left my children there and went back to the church to check what happened."

According to Father Youil, on getting to the church, he saw that the church had been destroyed by the explosion, so he went to the altar and he met the altar untouched. He also found the holy chalice still intact.

In his own words: "So when I entered the altar, I was surprised, the altar was untouched, you can see the pictures and you can see the videos. The holy chalice was intact, you can see the Holy Bible, you can see the oil lamp that didn't move."

He said finding the sacred altar place unaffected, as well as an oil lamp that had remained lit throughout even though the nave had been completely destroyed gave him hope that God is actually reaching out to his people in their dark times.

If there is anything to learn from this story which sounds almost untrue, it is that even when the times are dark and all hope is lost and everything seems gloomy with no ray of hope in sight, God still rules in the affairs of men and can use the 'little' things of this world to show us that he is still God.

Beirut explosion: Video of church altar's survival brings hope


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GaErcwBycA

St Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church in Achrafieh is less than a kilometre away from where the Beirut explosion took place.

Father Youil Nassif rushed to the church to check for damage, finding the nave completely ruined. But the sacred altar space, protected by the "iconostasis" (wall of icons), was almost unscathed - including an oil lamp that had remained lit throughout the blast.

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-middle-east-53696936/beirut-explosion-video-of-church-altar-s-survival-brings-hope

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Re: Beirut: Church Altar Survives Explosion Despite Being Less Than A Kilometer Away by SpecialAdviser(m): 12:33pm On Aug 09, 2020
To God be the glory. The middle East really need to return to their Christian heritage.

Enough of this violence already.

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Re: Beirut: Church Altar Survives Explosion Despite Being Less Than A Kilometer Away by Enoch07: 12:39pm On Aug 09, 2020
e get why

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Re: Beirut: Church Altar Survives Explosion Despite Being Less Than A Kilometer Away by thesicilian: 12:46pm On Aug 09, 2020
Lots of people died. Many houses and properties destroyed. But it's the untouched alter that's the centre of attention.

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Re: Beirut: Church Altar Survives Explosion Despite Being Less Than A Kilometer Away by Righteousness89(m): 12:55pm On Aug 09, 2020
The Bible untouched again!!
My Father in Heaven keeps doing Everything Possible for Man to know that HE is the Way the Truth and the Life..

The picture below below Happened in a different nation..

Building burnt down but Bible Untouched..

All over Nations! All over the World,

JESUS IS KING!
JESUS is Coming back again!
Be Ready!!!!

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Re: Beirut: Church Altar Survives Explosion Despite Being Less Than A Kilometer Away by ican2020: 12:58pm On Aug 09, 2020
Nice one

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Re: Beirut: Church Altar Survives Explosion Despite Being Less Than A Kilometer Away by decatalyst(m): 1:06pm On Aug 09, 2020
SpecialAdviser:
To God be the glory. The middle East really need to return to their Christian heritage.

Enough of this violence already.

God is great.

The gospel of Christ will take over the whole earth sooner than later. Amen

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Re: Beirut: Church Altar Survives Explosion Despite Being Less Than A Kilometer Away by Texman21: 1:27pm On Aug 09, 2020
I am surprised righteousness missed this one.

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Re: Beirut: Church Altar Survives Explosion Despite Being Less Than A Kilometer Away by Birdeyeview: 1:36pm On Aug 09, 2020
Texman21:
I am surprised righteousness missed this one.
Check again.
Uncle righteousness parked in front of you

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Re: Beirut: Church Altar Survives Explosion Despite Being Less Than A Kilometer Away by Vulcanheph(m): 1:54pm On Aug 09, 2020
Texman21:
I am surprised righteousness missed this one.
He didn't , he was here before you.....

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Re: Beirut: Church Altar Survives Explosion Despite Being Less Than A Kilometer Away by helinues: 1:56pm On Aug 09, 2020
The Lebanon government should just resign.. I mean the total overhaul of the cabinet..

Corruption in Nigeria na child play to the one in Lebanon.

There is no miracle behind Bible and Quaran hardly burn during fire cos there cover are hard to burn.... Those who created it was clever right from the onset...

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Re: Beirut: Church Altar Survives Explosion Despite Being Less Than A Kilometer Away by dazzlingd: 2:33pm On Aug 09, 2020
Lmao, I'll come back if this make fp...


Modified:

This is what they call coignitive bias.....
But religion can really make people sick, a blast that claimed human lives and injured multitude, so all u could care about was a religious building that did not collapse to celebrate and prove that your religion is the true religion....think of it again and ask yourself if u arent sick

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Re: Beirut: Church Altar Survives Explosion Despite Being Less Than A Kilometer Away by Urhobokwaleboy(m): 2:34pm On Aug 09, 2020
A Nigga Once Said: Like seriously, you religious folks are sick..

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Re: Beirut: Church Altar Survives Explosion Despite Being Less Than A Kilometer Away by clarocuzioo(m): 2:37pm On Aug 09, 2020
There is no science, art or act that can explain this situation. This is simply awesome and defiles every law of nature and man.

Truely our God is awesome, He can move mountains.

Structures that are miles away felt the impact of that explosion terribly, cars burnt, human beings died,a lot of destruction witnessed, yet this Altar with the Holy bible that is just some meters away is intact.

For the Atheists that says there's no God, please come and explain this to me.

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Re: Beirut: Church Altar Survives Explosion Despite Being Less Than A Kilometer Away by Nobody: 3:03pm On Aug 09, 2020
Let the compassion go to the victims, and attention go to humanitarian services in the name and glory of our Lord Jesus Christ... Not this so called competitive, fanatic, and conflicting depicture of religious zeal blinded by gods of this world.

Are there not news flying around social media where Qurans don't get burnt in a building inferno too? Or infants born with Quran or born with Quranic incitations? Or goats with Allah's inscription on its body? Etc...

Satan is so crafty and a false miracle worker who create hate, discord, disagreement, conflict, religious extremism, violence, etc!! Is the word of God written in papers more important than that of our hearts?

The centre of the gospel is JESUS CHRIST. Let us quietly do the work of Him that sent us. Its not time to mock and speak ill of others' situation, but to act the act of LOVE OF CHRIST TO ALL NATIONS, for it is written "there is time to speak and time to be quiet." Read also 1THESSALONIANS 4:11.

Fanatic preachers, Matthew 7:21 is for you...

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Re: Beirut: Church Altar Survives Explosion Despite Being Less Than A Kilometer Away by Artiiclebeast: 3:25pm On Aug 09, 2020
Everybody wey die na sinner and dem deserve to die including the properties lost abi?

Continue.

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Re: Beirut: Church Altar Survives Explosion Despite Being Less Than A Kilometer Away by obonujoker(m): 3:26pm On Aug 09, 2020
Amen.

Jesus reigns supreme

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Re: Beirut: Church Altar Survives Explosion Despite Being Less Than A Kilometer Away by Chiedu4Trump: 3:26pm On Aug 09, 2020
SpecialAdviser:
To God be the glory. The middle East really need to return to their Christian heritage.

Enough of this violence already.

Amen bro

The most peaceful religion on earth had tried to kill all Christians as they are doing in South Kaduna now

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Re: Beirut: Church Altar Survives Explosion Despite Being Less Than A Kilometer Away by Evilgenuis: 3:26pm On Aug 09, 2020
God works in mysterious way cheesy

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Re: Beirut: Church Altar Survives Explosion Despite Being Less Than A Kilometer Away by Tobimercy(f): 3:26pm On Aug 09, 2020
Ok

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Re: Beirut: Church Altar Survives Explosion Despite Being Less Than A Kilometer Away by MANNABBQGRILLS: 3:26pm On Aug 09, 2020
In his own words: "So when I entered the altar, I was surprised, the altar was untouched, you can see the pictures and you can see the videos. The holy chalice was intact, you can see the Holy Bible, you can see the oil lamp that didn't move."
This can only be done by the invisible hands of the Almighty God.

No woder We his children refer to him as OLOWOGBOGBORO!!!

One of us @MANNABBQGRILLS (Sisi Yewande) just helped us with a detailed translation of that heavy Yoruba word,,
Here you have it....

OLOWOGBOGBORO" is a yoruba language in Nigeria which means -
"The Broad and Mighty Hand of God”.
GOD'S outstretched arm has given us victory!

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Re: Beirut: Church Altar Survives Explosion Despite Being Less Than A Kilometer Away by tesppidd: 3:26pm On Aug 09, 2020
Wonders of our Lord Jesus.
Re: Beirut: Church Altar Survives Explosion Despite Being Less Than A Kilometer Away by Bornfool(m): 3:27pm On Aug 09, 2020
Righteousness 89 your food don come

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Re: Beirut: Church Altar Survives Explosion Despite Being Less Than A Kilometer Away by SlyCharlie(m): 3:27pm On Aug 09, 2020
I guess the alter is more important compared to the lives lost.
priorities though

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Re: Beirut: Church Altar Survives Explosion Despite Being Less Than A Kilometer Away by tunmoj(m): 3:27pm On Aug 09, 2020
Texman21:
I am surprised righteousness missed this one.
Righteousness 89 just dey make headline everywhere.. kudos God's servant

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Re: Beirut: Church Altar Survives Explosion Despite Being Less Than A Kilometer Away by Coldfeets: 3:28pm On Aug 09, 2020
thesicilian:
Lots of people died. Many houses and properties destroyed. But it's the untouched alter that's the centre of attention.

That will show you how mindless and rascal the god these people serve really is.

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Re: Beirut: Church Altar Survives Explosion Despite Being Less Than A Kilometer Away by GreatGod2020(m): 3:28pm On Aug 09, 2020
Hmmmmm, may their souls resp in perfect peace. This is pathetic.


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Re: Beirut: Church Altar Survives Explosion Despite Being Less Than A Kilometer Away by Mapanek962: 3:28pm On Aug 09, 2020
Hey

Re: Beirut: Church Altar Survives Explosion Despite Being Less Than A Kilometer Away by Heffalump(m): 3:28pm On Aug 09, 2020
The Temple of God is a sacred place

.....forever Catholic

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Re: Beirut: Church Altar Survives Explosion Despite Being Less Than A Kilometer Away by samtee37(m): 3:29pm On Aug 09, 2020
SlyCharlie:
I guess the alter is more important compared to the lives lost.
priorities though
Hey!
It's best to look away than say something buddy undecided

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Re: Beirut: Church Altar Survives Explosion Despite Being Less Than A Kilometer Away by Evilgenuis: 3:29pm On Aug 09, 2020
Wonderful, God works in a mysterious way grin

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