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« on: June 08, 2011, 12:02:17 AM »

What is the significance, or meaning, of this gesture?
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2011, 12:46:22 AM »

See here: http://www.orthodox-christianity.com/2011/06/on-the-sign-of-the-cross/
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2011, 03:36:30 PM »

Great link!  I also make the sign of the Cross over my food, when it's not already blessed by a priest.  And something very interesting too...a friend of mine was in a car accident.  He survived, thanks be to God.  But, when he got out of the car, he made the sign of the Cross over himself.  At the hosiptal, he found out that he had 7 broken ribs.  And the doctor was amazed because one had punctured his lung, but it showed up as healed at the time of the X-ray.  coincidence?  I think not, otherwise why would the doctor be amazed?
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2011, 03:36:10 PM »

Not doubting what you wrote, but how did the doctor know the rib was healed if it was showing up as whole on the x-ray?
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2011, 07:12:26 PM »

It was his punctured lung that was healed not his rib.  Maybe the sentence wasn't well put.  I guess the doctor could recognize something that showed a healing.
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