Okay some of the comments are funny, but seriously, I wouldn't be poking fun at crossing with two fingers. That tradition is WAY older than what any of you do today. Just saying. (unless some of you are old believers)
The OOs cross with three fingers and we were separated from the Byzantines 1500 years ago. It is also highly unlikely we were influenced by those few who crossed themselves with two fingers. Thus, the fact that the OO preserve this practice indicates to me that it is an ancient tradition. And even if the two finger practice is the older one, it is not a valid reason to create schism over.
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