And when the men of that place recognized Him, they sent round to all that region and brought to Him all that were sick, and begged Him that they might only touch the fringe of His garment; and as many as touched it were made well" (Mt 14:35,36)
Those that touched the fringe of His garment were made well, just as those whom Christ touched with His bare hands were made well in other passages. Both were made well, however they touched Christ in different manners and in varied degrees of "closeness".
Would you feel comfortable with drawing an analogy here to the Body of Christ today? His bare flesh perhaps being the Orthodox Church, and the fringe of His garment being some of the other Christian bodies? Seems like a fair analogy, but I am curious of your thoughts.