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Notice the Orans position (hands joined pointed to heaven) in this well-known picture of the Holy Virgin of Guadalupe.
Is this particular way of prayer strictly used in Catholicism and in Protestantism?
Isn't the joined hands a sign of Protestantism?
What is the origin of this position of prayer? I remember reading that St. Dominic Guzman used this form of prayer and advocated its use before the Protestant Reformation.
I have not seen its use in Orthodoxy.
p.s. I got stung by a bee yesterday afternoon, and so I am still quite drowsy with a swollen eye.
So please forgive me if I have made any mistakes in this post.