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Offline LizaSymonenko

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Cross not made by human hands
« on: October 19, 2011, 02:44:30 PM »

From the thread in "Christian News"  - http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,40435.new.html#new

The page that the thread referred to was: http://www.taday.ru/text/1245036.html which shows images of various churches and scenes of Orthodoxy in the Transcarpathian regions.

A couple of the photos are labeled:  нерукотворный крест  (Cross not made by human hands).

I've never seen anything like this.



With the help of Google, it seems these crosses appear inside tree stumps.  In one story a woman was cutting wood and when the log split open, it revealed the 8 pointed Orthodox Cross.  http://www.nr2.ru/nn/126383.html

Has anyone heard of this before?

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Re: Cross not made by human hands
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2011, 02:54:39 PM »
Dark coloured markings appear in wood sometimes.
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Re: Cross not made by human hands
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2011, 03:04:26 PM »

Markings in the shape of a cross, apparently.

I've never heard of this before.

I find it fascinating.
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Re: Cross not made by human hands
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2011, 03:16:21 PM »
darn, and only if it was the Virgin's face somebody would be rich....can anyone say grilled cheese sammich? :)


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Re: Cross not made by human hands
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2011, 05:58:19 PM »
darn, and only if it was the Virgin's face somebody would be rich....can anyone say grilled cheese sammich? :)


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I dunno, I think that those markings look clearer than a vaguely humanish silhouette on a sandwich. Especially the eight point one.
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