The Jordan Reversed Its Flow!

Source: IReport

This is an old clip and piece but something I saw today for the first time.

This specific video was recorded through a cell phone camera on the day before Epiphany Day (according to the Julian Calendar, on January 18, according to the “new”, so-called Gregorian Calendar) in 2006, during the blessing of the waters which takes place every year on the same day in the Jordan, at the very same spot where Jesus Christ himself was baptized.

Those who have visited the Holy Land or those who plan to visit in the future, should know that when one stands on the Israeli side the current of the Jordan always flows toward the right. This can be confirmed by anyone who visits the Jordan at any time of the year.
Every year, however, on the same day (the day before Epiphany Day according to the Julian Calendar, January 18, according to the “new” Gregorian Calendar) during the blessing of the waters, the same miracle is repeated (some years with more intensity) that, according to our Holy Church, occurred when Jesus entered the Jordan to get baptized by Saint John: “the Jordan reversed its flow!”

On January 2006, I had the opportunity to witness the occurrence of the miracle and along with more than 4,000 pilgrims from various nations, observed in awe this Great and Unique miracle, which was recorded with a cell phone camera by one of the pilgrims we knew and which we considered our spiritual responsibility to share with you as infallible evidence of our Lord’s presence amongst us.

During the ceremony which was led by Theophilus the Third, the Patriarch of Jerusalem (who was standing on the same bank with us, that is on Israel’s side), and by one of Jordan’s Orthodox priests (whom we were able to see on the other bank of the river, on the Jordanian side) the waters continue to flow as usual toward the right. However, as soon as the Patriarch and the Jordanian priest dropped the Cross into the river, chanting “En Iorthani Vaptizomenou Sou Kyrie” (that means “During your Baptism in Jordan, Lord”), the waters started mysteriously to bubble in places. The bubbling then spread, and the river developped two currents (!), one running to the right and another running to the left, with the two currents finally merging into each other! Eventually, after a few minutes, the miracle was completed! The new current was steadily flowing! The Jordan had reversed its flow like then, when God Himself was baptized in it and Blessed it!

This miraculous occurrence lasted (more or less) as long as the two Crosses remained in the river. Right after the Crosses were taken out, the Jordan started reverting to its original course (to the right) until the change was complete.

In the next few days the news of the miracle started spreading all over the world. For example in Russia, the news service “Interfax-Religion” reported the news as follows:

“Moscow, 24 January 2006: around 5,000 pilgrims from around the world became witnesses of a miracle, which took place in the holy river Jordan on Epiphany day.

Immediately after the Patriarch Theophilus of Jerusalem blessed the waters, the Jordan started flowing backwards, exactly as it did after Jesus’s baptism, as the daily newspaper Zhizn (Life) wrote.

At the very moment when the silver crosses were dropped into the calm waters after the blessing, the river started bubbling, and there was turbulence in the water, while the flow of the river was reversed for several minutes.

A yell of surprise and awe from the 5,000 people present enlivened the Judaic desert. People had difficulty believing what their very own eyes could see, exactly as it was 2,000 years ago, when Jordan reversed its flow the moment Jesus Christ entered its waters.”

See the Jordan River reversing its flow after the Holy Cross was dropped into its waters and believe the Truth, because, as the greatest prophet of Orthodoxy Saint Kosmas the Aetolian has taught us, “the depths of wisdom I explored; all religions are fake. This I truly understood: only the Orthodox Christian Faith is correct and holy. And this I finally tell you, you must be happy to be Orthodox Christians and you must lament for the unfaithful and the heretics that walk in the dark.”


23 thoughts on “The Jordan Reversed Its Flow!

  1. Why not give Holy scripture verses etc, for the claim that the river reversed when Christ was crucified. I have read all New Testament and there is NO mention of the Jordan River being blessed by God or Jesus !!!!!! Or reversing itself…. 13 ¶ Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.
    Mathew 3:14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?
    15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.
    16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:
    17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
    1 ¶ Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.——-====John 1:29 ¶ The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
    30 This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.
    31 And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.
    32 And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.
    33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.
    34 And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God”.
    WHERE does it say that Jesus blessed the Jordan River?

  2. The only True Faith is The Faith that is in Christ; not one of man that came after The Fact. Man will continually tarnish His Perfection in his attempts to replicate the One True God, Christ Our LORD, The Truth just as he did building the Tower of Babel. But thanks to His Merciful Forgiveness and RIghteous Judgment of the heart He is The Perpetual Eternal Genesis of rebirth for they who remain in Him. Man cannot ‘make something true because they’ve done something after The Fact. “So when the people set out from their tents to cross the Jordan with the priests carrying the ark of the covenant before the people, and when those who carried the ark came into the Jordan, and the feet of the priests carrying the ark were dipped in the edge of the water (for the Jordan overflows all its banks all the days of harvest), the waters which were flowing down from above stood and rose up in one heap, a great distance away at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan; and those which were flowing down toward the sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, were completely cut off. So the people crossed opposite Jericho. And the priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD stood firm on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan while all Israel crossed on dry ground, until all the nation had finished crossing the Jordan.” It appears if there is any ‘reversal’ it’s a symbolic metaphor analogy of a Spiritual Reality manifesting in form regardless of whether they drop crosses in the river or not. Has that ever been tested or did they start doing so after this phenomenon (if it is true) was observed?

  3. The only True Faith is The Faith that is in Christ; not one of man that came after The Fact. Man will continually tarnish His Perfection in his attempts to replicate the One True God, Christ Our LORD, The Truth just as he did building the Tower of Babel. But thanks to His Merciful Forgiveness and RIghteous Judgment of the heart He is The Perpetual Eternal Genesis of rebirth for they who remain in Him. Man cannot ‘make something true because they’ve done something after The Fact.

  4. Glory be to God in the Highest. Let us pray for Peace and Love on Earth and the Truth of Christian Orthodoxy to be made evident to all God’s people.

  5. I wonder why doesn’t anyone post HD footage. I can’t see much. I am a an Orthodox believer, but the above video fails to capture the moment well.

  6. The Old Calendar date for Theoophany is actually January 19; 13 days after the New Calendar date. This was taken on the Eve of Theophany, the day before.

  7. it’s 18th of January for those who use the old Julian calendar, but they only do not want to recognize it. How could it be 6th of January after almost a month after the winter solstice (21st December)?

  8. There are 3 major miracles which take place at a certain day of the year in Ortodoxy every year in The Holly Land:The Holly Light, The Return of the Jordan River (which takes place 2 times every year) and the cloud which covers the Tabor Mountain in the day of The Transfiguration of Christ. If you read these post, please ask yourself why wuold God do a miracle like this only in Ortodoxy.(I don’t know English, I hope you will understand)(I say that for the nonortodox readers)

  9. Amazing! It’s things like this that make me wonder why I never knew about Orthodoxy growing up. Such an obvious proof of God’s exsistance. My parish’s priest actually got to see this happen once, and video’d it. Very inspiring.

  10. Wow, this is amazing. Thanks for sharing this! I was even more amazed when I saw the beautiful dove fly over the river.

  11. Da sjecam se kad je ovo bilo. Mislim da jos uvijek imam sacuvan e-mail koji sam tada poslao na sve adrese koje sam imao.

  12. This seems to be a miracle like the Holy Fire that manifests in the Kouvouklion inside the Church of the Resurrection in Jerusalem on Orthodox Pascha. I’ve never heard of this miracle at the Jordan, but I am not surprised. “Who is so great as our God, who alone does marvels?” as the hymn goes (Tis Theos Megas).

    Thanks for posting it, Father!

  13. Thank you! This is amazing!
    Did anyone else catch the dove? I thought I saw it two times.
    Sretna Slava, Father to you and your beautiful family!

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