117 In Hospital After Drinking Holy Water (link)

Remember these rascals dunking small children in frozen water? Well, now they are drinking tainted water for God. Yes, because if the water wasn't safe to drink yesterday, and won't be safe to drink tomorrow, it will assuredly by okay today thanks to the grace of Jesus!


Apparently not.

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It'll be god that cures them, not medical science.
In Russia, where the winters are severe, a hole will be cut into the ice so that the waters may be blessed. In such conditions, the cross is not cast into the water, but is held securely by the priest and dipped three times into the water.
The water that is blessed on this day is known as "Theophany Water" and is taken home by the faithful, and used with prayer as a blessing. People will not only bless themselves and their homes by sprinkling with Theophany Water, but will also drink it. The Orthodox Church teaches that Theophany Water differs from regular holy water in that with Theophany Water, the very nature of the water is changed and becomes incorrupt,[22] a miracle attested to as early as St. John Chrysostom.[23] (Wikipedia)

Imagine that, people becoming ill from water made incorruptable by the blessing of a priest. Who'd a thunk it?
Classic ... and I'd be laughing if there weren't children involved.
I'd be laughing if there weren't children involved.

Ah, the downside to every religious story it seems like...


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