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Offline Algernon

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The Sign of the Cross
« on: April 07, 2008, 09:06:44 AM »
When I was enrolled in RCIA, I learned that Catholics will cross themselves whenever they pass by--either on foot or by car--a Catholic church in order to honor the Real Presence of Christ.

Would it be appropriate for Orthodox Christians to do the same when passing Catholic or Orthodox churches?
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Re: The Sign of the Cross
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2008, 09:39:43 AM »
Before Orthodox temples, to be sure; yes.
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Re: The Sign of the Cross
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2008, 09:42:32 AM »
Would it be appropriate for Orthodox Christians to do the same when passing Catholic or Orthodox churches?
I hear tell from someone close to him (his chauffeur) that St. John Maximovitch (+1966) would do just that, even when passing a Catholic church, which is quite remarkable when you consider St. John's strong views that only the Orthodox Church possesses the fullness of truth.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2008, 09:46:00 AM by PeterTheAleut »
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Re: The Sign of the Cross
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2008, 10:37:47 PM »
I was taught always as a child to do this.
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