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« on: April 30, 2011, 04:25:14 PM »

I had seen a couple years ago, a video on YouTube that showed the Jordan River with it's flow reversed after the Patriarch dropped the cross into the water in the Jordan on Theophany. But I have started to wonder if that video is genuine, it is awfully easy to fake that on video (just flip it). And I haven't been able to find any other sources on the miracle other than the video, references to the video, and people who have seen the video.

Is there any other written witness or personal testimonies regarding this miracle? I don't doubt that it happens, but I'm still awfully skeptical since the only source I've found has been that video.
(and I don't want to show it to others if the video is in fact a fraud)
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2011, 05:50:43 PM »

Many people I know talk about it. Does it count?
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2011, 08:58:21 PM »

I remember seeing the video on youtube but after a quick search I did not find it again.

Does your video show the cross going both directions?  If the video was "flipped" then the cross returning will look the same when the river begins to flow the proper direction again.  Look for minor details that should not be repeated on the return trip.

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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2011, 09:03:07 PM »

I remember seeing the video on youtube but after a quick search I did not find it again.

Does your video show the cross going both directions?  If the video was "flipped" then the cross returning will look the same when the river begins to flow the proper direction again.  Look for minor details that should not be repeated on the return trip.

NOT saying this is what happened,

But in Adobe Premiere you could cut the cross out in a layer, layer out the water, change the lighting and make it look like that with the cross in the same direction.

HOWEVER, this does NOT mean this is what happened.  I have too heard of this and I have witnessed many things that are not of this world in the Orthodox church.  The given nature of what happened, I would not doubt it at all.  It sounds "miraculous", and not one of those "Mary on my grilled cheese" miracles.   
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2011, 07:38:51 AM »

The video in question:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1t5CFClsBk
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