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« on: January 18, 2010, 08:24:29 PM »

Out of curiosity, for those who are married, do you wear your ring on your right or left hand? And is there a specific reason for doing so, or are you just going with what you were told/taught?
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2010, 09:01:44 PM »

Mine has been on my left hand for nearly 35 years, since 1975. Just local custom. Since then, I've read all sorts of reasons for meanings behind the choice of hand, but none of these were a factor at the time, or now.
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2010, 09:08:50 PM »

In Poland it is worn on the right hand (only Priests wear theirs on the left one).
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2010, 09:40:51 PM »

Right hand, because that's where the priest put it.
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2010, 10:06:05 PM »

Right hand..Parish peer pressure
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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2010, 10:36:14 PM »

Left hands, and they are staying there.  My wife has known no other way and myself and my priest see no reason to change it.
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2010, 10:58:29 PM »

Left hand. In America it lets people know you're married  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2010, 10:59:55 PM »

Why wedding rings go on the left hand in some cultures:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vena_amoris
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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2010, 12:20:40 AM »

Left hand. As I said on an earlier thread; that's where it was placed almost 30 years before I converted. That's where it belongs and where it was returned after our Orthodox wedding blessing.  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2010, 11:31:25 AM »

Right hand, because that's where the priest put it.

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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2010, 12:51:22 PM »

this has been extensively discussed here: http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,23835.msg364874.html#msg364874

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« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2010, 04:46:31 PM »

Do Priests wear theirs or are rings removed after ordination? In Poland a wedding rings is taken from the right hand during (or before, or after, I don't know precisely) the ordination because the man becomes married to the Church. Some Priests (most of them, actually) start to wear their wedding rings on the left hand instead.

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« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2010, 05:59:39 AM »

You may be interested in doing a search on this topic on this site.  The same essential issue was discussed at length, perhaps 6 months ago, if memory serves me correctly.
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« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2010, 06:26:35 AM »

Reminds me of a Country song here in Australia;

"Engagement Ring, Wedding Ring, then comes the suffering....."

On the left!
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« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2010, 08:54:55 AM »

Do Priests wear theirs or are rings removed after ordination? In Poland a wedding rings is taken from the right hand during (or before, or after, I don't know precisely) the ordination because the man becomes married to the Church. Some Priests (most of them, actually) start to wear their wedding rings on the left hand instead. 

It depends on what the bishop says.  My Metropolitan says you can either wear it during Liturgy, or not, depending on your preference.  But I haven't heard of forgoing it altogether after ordination: the marriage to one's wife is not dissolved by the ordination.
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« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2010, 08:59:47 AM »

Do Priests wear theirs or are rings removed after ordination? In Poland a wedding rings is taken from the right hand during (or before, or after, I don't know precisely) the ordination because the man becomes married to the Church. Some Priests (most of them, actually) start to wear their wedding rings on the left hand instead.  

It depends on what the bishop says.  My Metropolitan says you can either wear it during Liturgy, or not, depending on your preference.  But I haven't heard of forgoing it altogether after ordination: the marriage to one's wife is not dissolved by the ordination.
I was told (by a monk btw) that the priest should wear it around his neck, on the chain of his baptismal cross "to cut down on the Tiffany at the altar."  He didn't buy the 'married to the Church' line.

Oh, btw, when I was shackled, I mean married, I wore it always on the right hand, where the priest put it. In fact, I never took it off until my wife made it clear that while I was married, she was not.
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« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2010, 09:03:54 AM »

^ I've heard the advice from that POV before, too.  The usual is, and understandably so, something along the lines of "I'd hate for crumbs of the Lamb to get under/into the space between my ring and finger..."
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