Skip to comments.The sign of the cross capable of killing microbes
Posted on 03/21/2006 9:13:53 AM PST by x5452
17 March 2006, 14:40 The sign of the cross and Orthodox prayer are capable of killing microbes and change the optical properties of water - a study
Moscow, March 17, Interfax - Scientists have proved experimentally the miracle-working properties of the sign of the cross and prayer.
We have ascertained that the old custom to make a sign of the cross over food and drink before a meal has a profound mystical meaning. Standing behind it is the practical use: the food is purified literally in an instant. This is a great miracle, which happens literally every day, physicist Angelina Malakhovskaya said as cited by the Zhizn newspaper on Friday.
Malakhovskaya have studied that power of the sign of the cross with the blessing of the Church for nearly ten years now. She has carried out a great number of experiments, which have been repeatedly verified before their results were made public.
She has discovered in particular the unique bactericidal properties of water after being blessed by an Orthodox prayer and a sign of the cross. The study also revealed a new, earlier unknown property of the Word of God to transform the structure of water, increasing considerably its optical density in the short ultra-violet spectral region, the newspaper writes.
The scientists have verified the impact the Lords Prayer and the Orthodox sign of the cross make on pathogenic bacteria. Water samples from various reservoirs - wells, rivers, lakes - were taken for the research. All the samples had goldish taphylococcus, a colon bacillus. It turned out however, that if the Lords Prayer is said and a sign of the cross is made over them, the number of harmful bacteria will decrease seven, ten, hundred and even over thousand times.
The experiments were made in such a way as to exclude a possible impact of mental suggestion. The prayer was said by both believer and non-believers, but the number of pathogenic bacteria in various environments with different sets of bacteria still decreased as compared to the reference templates.
The scientists have also proved the beneficial impact that the prayer and the sign of the cross have on people. All the participants in the tests had their blood pressure stabilized and blood indexes improved. Strikingly, the indexes changed towards the healing needed: hypotensive people had their blood pressure raised, while hypertensive people had it reduced.
It was also observed that if the sign of the cross is made offhandedly, with the three fingers put together unscrupulously or placed outside the necessary points - the middle of the forehead, the center of the solar plexus and the recesses in the right and left shoulders - the positive result was much weaker or absent altogether.
Does it only work when you go right-to-left or is left-to-right okay? ;-)
Didn't this happen during the last Islamic-Black-Death era?
Left-to-right turns it into antimatter, followed by a very large explosion. Important safety tip!
We need the Sign of the Cross over the Chicago River.
I would be quite interested to see what happened if a large group of Christians got together and did just that.
BTW, what is Zhizn? I've never heard of it, and I worked in Russian media for several years. Maybe I just missed something. The word means "Life" and that doesn't sound like much of a newspaper to me (more like some kind of fly-by-night magazine - there are plenty). It's not on this list with dozens of prominent Russian papers.
And, why wouldn't such a major discovery be reported in a renown medical or science journal, or at least in one of Moscow's major papers (Gazeta, Izvestia, Pravda, Kommersant, Trud)? The only reference I can find to a Zhizn is some long-defunct Bolshevik newsrag.
You got me. I was a bit surprised to see it myself. I know when I was a kid and dropped a piece of food on the floor my mother used to say "kiss it up to God" and I would say "no way" and either wash the piece of food off or throw it out.
If this works, I would like them to come to NJ and clean up some of our rivers, which are in the top 10 of the most polluted.
I'm a Catholic Convert, but still a germaphobe-I never bless myself with Holy Water from the Font at Church during cold and flu season.
When I was in 1st Grade, Sister Mary Joseph knew what she was doing in teaching me pray. Thank her (and my parents) for instilling a good Catholic tradition to keep me healthy...
Like chicken soup, it couldn't hurt!