This story was told by a Greek man who came from Asia Minor. He said that in their village, in Minor Asia, they had a spring with Holy water. Once, when one of their animals got sick, his father sent a Turkish boy who was serving him to bring some Holy water from the spring.
However, the boy was tired and he just got some water from the nearby stream. When he brought the water and the father sprinkled it on the animal, the animal immediately got up and was healthy.
Then the Turk was shocked and confessed: “Master, the faith of the Christians is great. The water is not from the spring of the Holy water. ” But because the father accepted it as Holy water and because he had faith, the animal was cured.
From the book “Ascetics in the World”, Holy Mountain 2008
Translated by Dr. Nick Stergiou