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Baptism Of Former Beslan Hostage & His Mom
« on: September 09, 2004, 02:07:04 PM »

Former hostage is baptized

Moscow, September 9, 2004

A former hostage seized in the Beslan school, 11 year old Alan
Eisiev, and his mother Elvira were baptized at the Speransky
Children's Clinical Hospital, reports the press service of the
Stavropol diocese.  Alan, brought to the hospital with severe burns,
has already undergone surgery.

From the moment the victims of the act of terrorism in Beslan were
brought to Moscow, Orthodox parish priests have been visiting them,
bringing consolation to hospital rooms.  The opportunity to interact
with small  patients who are in grave condition is complicated by the
need to have parental permission to enter intensive care units.  But
not all daddies and mommies could come to Moscow.  However, priests
managed to reach agreement with the hospital administration to visit
the former hostages.

Priest Mikhail Maleyev, priest in charge of the Protection of the
Theotokos Church in Bratsevo, visited the terrorists' victims in the
Tushinsk hospital.  At the Sklifovsky Research Institute, Priest
Vasily Sekachev of the institute's chapel, also came with words of


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Grant victory to the Orthodox Christians over their adversaries.
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Re:Baptism Of Former Beslan Hostage & His Mom
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2004, 04:33:40 PM »
Wow, what a nice story. I feel really bad for these people that have to live through terror. I just hope they don't start burning down churches like they are in Kosovo while the U.N. sits by & does nothing.
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Re:Baptism Of Former Beslan Hostage & His Mom
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2004, 05:01:38 PM »
What religion were these poor victim prior to their Baptism ?

God has mysterious ways to work and he turns even the worst human atrocities into an act of divine grace.
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Re:Baptism Of Former Beslan Hostage & His Mom
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2004, 05:15:55 PM »
Beslan is in North Ossetia, which is historically and culturally Orthodox.  Unfortunately, they aren't that far from Chechnya. .

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Re:Baptism Of Former Beslan Hostage & His Mom
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2004, 10:55:06 AM »
There are a lot of Mulims there, though the bastards who pulled this terr-act didn't discriminate.
Now where were we? Oh yeah - the important thing was I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. They didn’t have white onions because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones...