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April 11, 2010

Spontaneous Religious Chanting At Russian Soccer Game

This has never happened before, apparently.  On Easter weekend in the birthplace of Atheism, members of two opposing soccer teams break out into spontaneous religious chanting.  One team’s fans shout “Christ is risen,” the other team responds “He is risen indeed!”  What does this mean?  I’m not sure.  Sometimes only God knows what mysterious forces are at work in these very strange and troubled times.

Russian Interfax reported, via Free Republic:

At the beginning of the second half of the match thousands of fans of Dynamo team started chanting “Christ is Risen!”, an Interfax correspondent reports.

Thousands of fans of Lokomotiv teeam on the opposite side of the stadium responded by chanting “Truly He is Risen!”

The exchange took place several times.

The correspondent who has attended soccer matches for almost 50 years says it was the occurrence of this kind in the history of Russian soccer.

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