Thursday, June 11, 2015

Another astonishing miracle of St. Luke the Surgeon

St. Luke the Surgeon, Archbishop of Simferopol in Crimea (source)
Doctors in Greece diagnosed a woman with metastatic cancer. The hopes of F. where minimal.
She traveled to England to begin a series of chemotherapies. The therapy was very strong, and during one of them, F. couldn't bear it any more.
Medical science confirms that if the heart of a man ceases to function for 3 minutes (at most), the person is considered dead.
Her heart stopped for 6 minutes. All the doctors stopped their efforts to bring her back. The most experienced doctor and overseer—who was present and following the sick man—was a muslim. He was ready to order them to disconnect the patient from the monitors.
The monitor for 6 minutes showed a flat line.
And though everything seemed to signify that F. had died, at that instant, she opened her eyes.
The muslim doctor lost it, as did everyone else. For a few seconds, no one moved. All of them could see that F. was alive.
After a few breaths, F. opened his mouth and said (in English): “St. Luke the Physician visited me...I know it, but I did not call upon him. St. Luke...St. Luke visited me...St. Luke.”
The miracle had occurred. St. Luke worked his wonder at that instant when F.'s heart had stopped.
Time passed and F. totally recovered. The muslim doctor however could not recover. He was astonished by the miracle that he had experienced. He asked F. who that St. Luke was and what exactly was his faith.
After a few days, he himself asked to go to an Orthodox Church in London. He asked to be baptized.
He himself chose the name “Theodore”, which he considered because the miracle that he experienced which helped him come to know the true faith, was a gift of God.
F. is still is in good health and her case is an extraordinary one for medicine. Theodore also still lives amidst the Truth and the Light.
(amateur translation of text from source)
See here for the life of the Saint.
St. Luke the Surgeon, Archbishop of Simferopol in Crimea (source)
Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!

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