Q : Do you believe in legends?
Mother Paraskeva: Yes, if it is connected with orthodoxy
Q:What history and legends have in common?
Mother Paraskeva: Truth
Q: Can you tell us any legend which isn’t so popular and known for the
Mother Paraskeva: Yes, I can remember legend “Mama-shviloba” in
The story is about the church which god named ‘’Mama
shviloba ‘’ .The name bases on the legend which tell us :
there was a man who who got disable son.This illness was
inborn .Unfortunetly doctors were feeble for this illness .
At last when the boy was already dying one old man told
his father :’’I know one church .it’s on the top of the ‘’
TSKHVARICHAMIA’’ mountain .If you go there with
your belief, god will give you asign and the miracle will
happen.Near the church you will see the chain which is
wonder-worker .At this chain you have to sacrifice your
life and immediately your son will be able to walk ,but
remember the main thing is your belief!"
Father was really disappointed .So, one day he took his son in that church .A little
boy was already unconscious. Tha man went near the chain ,took it and wound it on
his hand .Then he started praying and when he finished there was a thunder -storm
on the sky, the fire put on itself around the church .It was a God’s sign .The father
died,and the son whose name was George was able to walk after that.
Nowadays .the church really exists ,the chain is also there .Many people believe that
this chain is wonder-worker .People also believe that God will hear their dreams and
make it real .The main thing in our life is belief of God. If we believe, we of course
are near him .
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An interview with Mother
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