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Offline LizaSymonenko

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Re: Crossing oneself when passing a Church
« Reply #45 on: September 02, 2011, 04:56:12 PM »

My mother always taught me to cross myself when I pass an Orthodox Church, out of respect to the Holy Gifts (Eucharist) which is rests there.

We also cross ourselves and say a prayer every time we see a speeding ambulance, pass an accident scene or spot someone driving recklessly - that God preserve and save them all from harm.

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Re: Crossing oneself when passing a Church
« Reply #46 on: September 03, 2011, 03:49:20 AM »
To Reply No. 37, JR, There are "churches" that use the trappings of Orthodoxy, whose "services" are similar, and who call theselves "Orthodox,"  that have sprouted up and have no connection whatsoever to the Holy Orthodox Churches.  (Sometimes, clergy who have been unfrocked by the Orthodox Church, have initiated these types of "churches.")  If you do a Google search for Orthodox Churches, I'm sure some of them will come up.
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Re: Crossing oneself when passing a Church
« Reply #47 on: September 03, 2011, 05:17:50 AM »
To Reply No. 37, JR, There are "churches" that use the trappings of Orthodoxy, whose "services" are similar, and who call theselves "Orthodox,"  that have sprouted up and have no connection whatsoever to the Holy Orthodox Churches.  (Sometimes, clergy who have been unfrocked by the Orthodox Church, have initiated these types of "churches.")  If you do a Google search for Orthodox Churches, I'm sure some of them will come up.

Or sometimes a Google search has initiated such Church....
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Re: Crossing oneself when passing a Church
« Reply #48 on: September 03, 2011, 06:08:58 AM »
Thank you for the information Basil 320
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Re: Crossing oneself when passing a Church
« Reply #49 on: September 03, 2011, 09:20:53 PM »
My understanding was that people do this passing by churches as a measure of reverence towards the Blessed Sacrament.