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« Reply #5805 on: September 14, 2014, 08:27:26 PM »

I like this. This is how Ethiopian Orthodox make the sign of the Cross. The index finger and middle finger form the shape of the Cross, the thumb meets the ring and pinky fingers to symbolize the Trinity.
I think he's actually doing the "Christogram" gesture of blessing, which I think is common to several liturgical rites. The index forms an I, the middle finger forms a C, the ring finger and thumb form an X, and the little finger forms the additional C. The difference is that the little finger isn't together with the thumb and ring fingers, and it's only for blessing, not for crossing oneself.
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« Reply #5806 on: September 15, 2014, 12:51:43 PM »

I like this. This is how Ethiopian Orthodox make the sign of the Cross. The index finger and middle finger form the shape of the Cross, the thumb meets the ring and pinky fingers to symbolize the Trinity.
I think he's actually doing the "Christogram" gesture of blessing, which I think is common to several liturgical rites. The index forms an I, the middle finger forms a C, the ring finger and thumb form an X, and the little finger forms the additional C. The difference is that the little finger isn't together with the thumb and ring fingers, and it's only for blessing, not for crossing oneself.
I noticed my Coptic priest make the Christogram hand signal over the bread and wine during the liturgy.  I asked him about it, and he said that this is an ancient Coptic tradition.  In other circumstances when a cross is normally used for a general blessing and the priest does not have the cross readily in his hand, he uses the Christogram.
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« Reply #5808 on: September 15, 2014, 09:46:47 PM »

Kneeling during the Liturgy, the Old Man, the Dove...this really has everything.
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« Reply #5809 on: September 15, 2014, 10:22:28 PM »

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« Reply #5810 on: September 15, 2014, 10:25:51 PM »

Kneeling during the Liturgy, the Old Man, the Dove...this really has everything.
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« Reply #5811 on: September 15, 2014, 11:21:28 PM »


Kind of love this. I really like drawings and such of the Liturgy/Mass, etc.

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« Reply #5812 on: September 15, 2014, 11:26:01 PM »

Kneeling during the Liturgy, the Old Man, the Dove...this really has everything.
lol, I was thinking the same thing, but I couldn't come up with a clever enough comment.
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« Reply #5813 on: September 15, 2014, 11:27:37 PM »


Kind of love this. I really like drawings and such of the Liturgy/Mass, etc.


Likewise! There are some great ones of the Mass from the late 1800s/early 1900s, I was happy to find a neat Orthodox one too. That Ethiopian one is great, please share others you find too!
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« Reply #5815 on: Yesterday at 04:37:15 AM »


An awesome picture! Thank you!
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« Reply #5816 on: Yesterday at 06:28:05 AM »

Kneeling during the Liturgy

Hey, as long it's not on Sunday
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« Reply #5818 on: Yesterday at 08:47:22 PM »

The cool and utterly horrifying pop icon illustrations by Ben Chen (some may consider it NSFW)

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