St. Nicholas Once Saved Metropolitan Hilarion from Death

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Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev), head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, has related a story of miraculous help from St. Nicholas in his life, reports Interfax-Religion.

"It was in Lithuania," he said, speaking on the "Church and the World" program on TV station Russia-24. "I was a young priest, with an inexperienced driver behind the wheel, and the car drove into a band of fog," the metropolitan continued.

"I heard banging sounds (as it turns out, the car had fallen off a cliff edge). Arriving at the scene of the accident, the police stated that surviving such a fall was impossible," making it clear that they had been saved by Divine intervention. "As we were falling, I distinctly felt that St. Nicholas was present there," the Volokolamsk prelate recalled. "It wasn’t a vision, but I clearly felt it," he continued.

From Orthodox Christianity, May 22, 2017

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