Russia’s sunken warship may have been carrying piece of ‘True Cross,’ a Christian relic

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The sunken Moskva, the flagship of Russia’s Black Sea fleet, may have been carrying a sacred Christian relic when it went down.

The guided-missile cruiser sank this week while being towed to port after suffering heavy damage. While the circumstances remain in dispute between Russia and Ukraine, the whereabouts of a piece of the “True Cross” — what believers say is the wood of the cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified — have also been called into question. 

The timing is also notable, as this week is Holy Week leading up to Easter Sunday in the Christian religion, marking Jesus Christ’s death by crucifixion and resurrection.

The Russian Orthodox Church announced in early 2020 that the tiny relic used to belong to a Catholic Church and had been acquired by an “anonymous patron of arts,” according to a report from the state-run news agency TASS.

“It was their will to send the relic to the [Black Sea] fleet. The Moskva cruiser has an onboard chapel, where services take place,” archpriest of the Russian Orthodox Church’s Sevastopol District Sergiy Khalyuta told TASS.

The relic is a wood chip that is only several millimeters long, the church told the news outlet. It is embedded into a 19th-century metal cross, which is then stored in a special reliquary — or a container for such relics.

The church said in the Feb. 26, 2022, report that the relic had been delivered to Vice-Admiral Igor Osipov, commander of the Black Sea Fleet, and would be delivered to the guided-missile cruiser Moskva cruiser “shortly.”

This week, Ukrainian officials claimed their forces struck the Moskva with missiles amid Russia’s ongoing war with the country. Moscow acknowledged a fire on board but not any attack. U.S. and other Western officials could not confirm what caused the blaze.

The location of the piece of the True Cross was also unclear. The Russian embassy in London did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The Moskva had the capacity to carry 16 long-range cruise missiles, and its removal reduces Russia’s firepower in the Black Sea. If Ukrainian forces took out the vessel, the Moskva likely represents the largest warship to be sunk in combat since the Falklands War. A British submarine torpedoed an Argentine navy cruiser called the ARA General Belgrano during the 1982 conflict, killing over 300 sailors on board.

The warship’s loss in the ongoing invasion served as a symbolic defeat for Moscow as its troops worked to regroup for an offensive in eastern Ukraine. Earlier, forces retreated from the Kyiv region and much of the north, leaving evidence of possible war crimes in their wake.

In his nightly address Thursday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the people of his country should be proud of having survived 50 days under attack when the Russian invaders “gave us a maximum of five.”

Zelenskyy did not mention the Moskva by name, but while listing the ways Ukraine has defended against the onslaught, he said “those who showed that Russian warships can sail away, even if it’s to the bottom” of the sea. It was his only reference to the Moskva.

6 thoughts on “Russia’s sunken warship may have been carrying piece of ‘True Cross,’ a Christian relic

  1. relics of Christianity being used to rattle the sabres for the joo’s war profit and agenda.

    Yet another unholy war/crusade.

  2. I wonder if when putin said de-nazify ukraine I wonder if he meant de-ashkenazify ukraine. Ukraine has been ruled by ‘jews’ since the separation from rusisia by the nuland/kagan mossad wrecking crew.
    Rumor has it the dna sequence proved the askenazi have nil semitic and loads of neanderthal, therby nullifying any claim to any land. The nuland/kagan mossad wrecking ream was to destabalize ukraine for the return of the kazars to ukraine and putin was having none of it

    Also the chinese are preparing for war with the US.

    supposedly the shanghai lockdowns are war preparations and covid is cover.
    propaganda or no, war is coming and we’re hardly prepared
    Taiwan is a ruse, a US west coast invasion into the open arms of the leftist/communist strongholds in washington state oregon and california, with supplies hidden in vancouver, canada ,where the chinese have a full command and control structure situated. Remember vancouver is 80% asian and hindu. india is siding with china out of survival. So there’s that
    And klub-k container missiles that carry tac-nukes and can be launched from any plethora of their containerships or trucks, which are everywhere. This is what we get for feeding the dragon all those many years.

    And then there’s mexico, where any troops can pour through along with all the insane drug cartels and whatever else.
    Its also rumored biden will surrender after a first strike.
    See, we are still under bill clinton’s nuke doctrine, which is to absorb a first strike. The leftist/communist traitors ruled by their ‘jew’ overlords have set us up for the kill since 1913.

    The energy dominoes are falling, both slovakia and hungary agreed to pay in russia in euros, which will be converted to gold backed rubles. Time will tell if those gold backed rubles are really redeemable in gold. If that is so, putin will have broke with rothschild, and that means world war.
    Dangerous times. Be ready at any moment. Protect yourself and your loved ones. Liberty or death. Let’s not bow to the ‘jews’ and surrender as russia did and was consumed by communism and death.
    food for thought


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