The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language defines a miracle as "an event that appears inexplicable by the laws of nature and so is held to be supernatural in origin or an act of God." Miracles in the Orthodox Church are very often "attributed" to the prayers and intercession of saints.
Reference The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition Copyright © 2004, 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.