Real-life Father Ted priest sees ‘miracle’ Jesus Christ in carpet over Easter

A priest has had a special Easter spiritual moment after claiming to spot Jesus Christ on his church's floor in a scene that bears hilarious similarities to the classic 1990s sitcom Father Ted.

Father Stepanos Doudoukjian, parish priest at St. Peter Armenian Church in Watervliet, New York, spotted the famous face on the carpet of his Armenian church's entrance way when opening up on Easter Sunday.

The image was found on the carpet in the glass window and door-filled entrance vestibule of the building.

Speaking to local news, he said it was an “Easter miracle and an apparition of the Lord”.

After making the announcement about the findings to his congregation, Doudoukjian said: “Many of our faithful were awestruck by this as well and made the sign of the cross and thanked God upon entering.

“With all the ugly, evil, war and sickness in the world, perhaps what we need is the face of Jesus to assure us of God's love.”

Announcing the finding on Facebook, he wrote: “He is Risen…

“Walking into Church this morning this miracle took place!

“Frenchie and I couldn't believe our eyes… WOW. Amen! Praise the Lord!

“Krisdos Haryav ee Merelotz/Christ is Risen from the Dead – join us for this miraculous day!!”

Comment on the Facebook post seem to agree with the priest, with many calling it a “miracle”, while others simply posted “Amen”.

The figure does appear to have a face and a body, although it looks closer to Iron Man that it does Jesus Christ.

However, when the finding was reported by local news journalist Dan Levy, from NBC 13, he might have given the game away during his introduction to the story.

He said: “One of the deacons was waiting for the priest in the parking lot that morning.

“Keep in mind, it rained overnight and some of that rain got underneath the glass doors.”

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The episode bears striking similarities to the sitcom Father Ted in which the priests plot to kick their bishop "up the arse" by luring him to the parish to look at a miracle mark that bears his likeness.

As with the carpet stain however, the vision looked nothing like the Bishop.

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