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If you wear a cross/crucifix pendant, how do you wear it?

Underneath your clothes
33 (60%)
Outside your clothes and visible
6 (10.9%)
Only visible if I don't have the shrit buttoned up entirely
10 (18.2%)
Other
6 (10.9%)

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Visibility of cross pendants
« on: September 30, 2014, 10:59:45 PM »
Please don't read too much into this. I'm just genuinely curious as to how people wear their cross necklaces.
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Re: Visibility of cross pendants
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2014, 11:02:05 PM »
I don't wear one...

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Re: Visibility of cross pendants
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2014, 11:04:35 PM »
I don't wear one...

So, I guess "other" then?
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Re: Visibility of cross pendants
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2014, 11:26:44 PM »
Underneath clothing.


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Re: Visibility of cross pendants
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2014, 11:29:28 PM »
Other:

I will wear my baptismal cross and patron saint pendant under my clothes. I have other crosses that, if I decide to wear them, I will wear over my clothes.

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Re: Visibility of cross pendants
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2014, 11:30:23 PM »
I will wear my baptismal cross and patron saint pendant under my clothes. I have other crosses that, if I decide to wear them, I will wear over my clothes.

Baptismal cross? I received no such thing...

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Re: Visibility of cross pendants
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2014, 11:33:41 PM »
I will wear my baptismal cross and patron saint pendant under my clothes. I have other crosses that, if I decide to wear them, I will wear over my clothes.

Baptismal cross? I received no such thing...

I think I remember reading that you didn't. For me, it was a gift from my godfather (alongside the patron saint pendant), and it was blessed by the priest in my baptismal water. I doubt all traditions even do it, so it's not a big deal if you didn't receive one.

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Re: Visibility of cross pendants
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2014, 11:42:46 PM »
I will wear my baptismal cross and patron saint pendant under my clothes. I have other crosses that, if I decide to wear them, I will wear over my clothes.

Baptismal cross? I received no such thing...

I think I remember reading that you didn't. For me, it was a gift from my godfather (alongside the patron saint pendant), and it was blessed by the priest in my baptismal water. I doubt all traditions even do it, so it's not a big deal if you didn't receive one.

Oh, that reminds me. I bid on a gift basket at my church's silent auction. It was a collection of my deceased godfather's favorite things, and among them was a cross and an icon of St. James:



So, in a way, I did actually receive a cross from my godfather. May his memory be eternal.

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Re: Visibility of cross pendants
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2014, 07:50:52 AM »
I was given my first "pectoral cross" on Easter 2013 by a Franciscan friend, and decided to wear it over my tie at Mass and often over my regular shirt when going out. It seemed to me a good way to identify with my friends in the community, as well as to "evangelize by imagery". Lately I've realized that my sinfulness and pride make me an unworthy public exemplar of Christianity. I've taken to wearing the cross underneath my shirt, invisibly.
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Re: Visibility of cross pendants
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2014, 08:57:41 AM »
This is how I rock it.

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Re: Visibility of cross pendants
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2014, 09:10:23 AM »
This is how I rock it.




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Re: Visibility of cross pendants
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2014, 09:12:28 AM »
Forgive me.  My chest hair is a stumbling block for many.  :laugh:
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« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2014, 09:13:47 AM »
Forgive me.  My chest hair is a stumbling block for many.  :laugh:

God forgives  ;D :angel:
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Re: Visibility of cross pendants
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2014, 09:32:17 AM »
I wear it on the outside. It's on a short chain, so it doesn't get in the way as I move about. Unless I wear a high-necked top, it's going to be visible anyway, and even then I pull it out because I dislike the feeling of the metal pressed into my skin.
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Re: Visibility of cross pendants
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2014, 10:27:59 AM »
This is how I rock it.



I can vouch for that.  I took that photo when Trisagion and I met recently.
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Re: Visibility of cross pendants
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2014, 10:32:01 AM »
Mine is normally not visible unless I have an unbuttoned collar, but because it's on a chain that is a little shorter than I'd like, it sometimes pops out on top of my t-shirt, in which case I stuff it back in when I notice.
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Re: Visibility of cross pendants
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2014, 03:27:47 AM »
This is how I rock it.



I can vouch for that.  I took that photo when Trisagion and I met recently.

Did you he show you his beach cross?  It's very humble.

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Re: Visibility of cross pendants
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2014, 06:38:44 AM »
This is how I rock it.



I swear I've had this guy come through work before. Older, sometimes Italian-looking, guys with money that wear big bling and crucifixes/crosses rivaling any clergyman's pectoral cross.
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Re: Visibility of cross pendants
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2014, 09:34:52 AM »
This is how I rock it.



I can vouch for that.  I took that photo when Trisagion and I met recently.

Did you he show you his beach cross?  It's very humble.




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Re: Visibility of cross pendants
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2014, 09:42:16 AM »
Hairy beach guy's look is just wrong on multiple levels.

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Re: Visibility of cross pendants
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2014, 10:20:54 AM »
I just get dressed and go.  Sometimes it's on top of my clothing and shows other times it isn't.
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Re: Visibility of cross pendants
« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2014, 10:50:35 AM »
Other:  I usually try to have it under my clothes, but it ends up on top of my clothes most of the time.
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Re: Visibility of cross pendants
« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2019, 11:57:14 PM »
I always have mine so it is seen

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Re: Visibility of cross pendants
« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2019, 03:23:11 PM »
I always have mine so it is seen

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Re: Visibility of cross pendants
« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2019, 03:30:11 PM »
Underneath.  My baptismal cross from when I was a baby got lost when my parents immigrated, although I doubt it was ever put on a chain for me to wear but instead kept as memorabilia.  Family members and godparents have gifted chains and crosses ever since, and so what's on me has changed over time, but I usually always have one on (shower, bed, beach, etc.) for years before it gets changed. 

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Re: Visibility of cross pendants
« Reply #26 on: November 17, 2019, 05:27:26 PM »
I think it's generally worn underneath.
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Re: Visibility of cross pendants
« Reply #27 on: November 18, 2019, 08:16:20 AM »
I always have mine so it is seen

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Re: Visibility of cross pendants
« Reply #28 on: November 18, 2019, 09:00:48 AM »
I always have mine so it is seen

That large cross is neat.
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Re: Visibility of cross pendants
« Reply #29 on: November 18, 2019, 10:31:33 AM »
"Only visible if I don't have the shirt buttoned up entirely"
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Re: Visibility of cross pendants
« Reply #30 on: November 18, 2019, 10:34:15 AM »
"Only visible if I don't have the shirt buttoned up entirely"

It’s too early in the morning here for such temptation.
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Re: Visibility of cross pendants
« Reply #31 on: November 19, 2019, 02:55:04 PM »
I always have mine so it is seen

That large cross is neat.

I like it and I do not feel the need to hide that I am Christian

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Re: Visibility of cross pendants
« Reply #32 on: November 19, 2019, 04:02:38 PM »
"Only visible if I don't have the shirt buttoned up entirely"

It’s too early in the morning here for such temptation.
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Re: Visibility of cross pendants
« Reply #33 on: November 19, 2019, 04:42:32 PM »
Mostly underneath.
My wife gave me a strange one, with two additional bars, three in total.
I´m not quite sure what to make of it.
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Re: Visibility of cross pendants
« Reply #34 on: November 19, 2019, 04:56:07 PM »
Mostly underneath.
My wife gave me a strange one, with two additional bars, three in total.
I´m not quite sure what to make of it.
Can you post an image of one similar to what she gave you?
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Re: Visibility of cross pendants
« Reply #35 on: November 19, 2019, 05:21:11 PM »
Mostly underneath.
My wife gave me a strange one, with two additional bars, three in total.
I´m not quite sure what to make of it.
Can you post an image of one similar to what she gave you?
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Re: Visibility of cross pendants
« Reply #36 on: November 19, 2019, 05:32:30 PM »
I've gotten out of the habit of wearing my cross necklace since I can't do jewelry at work.

When I go to bars, though, I sometimes put it on. I leave my flannel unbuttoned, and my cross visible above my undershirt. This reminds me to watch how much I drink, and protects me from loose women.

@Lepanto, the top bar is for the sign Pilate had nailed to the cross, and the bottom is the plank that Christ's feet were nailed to. Orthodox art usually uses a 3-bar cross like that.
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Re: Visibility of cross pendants
« Reply #37 on: November 19, 2019, 05:59:10 PM »
The bottom bar is also slanted up to Christ’s right to remind us of His promise to the thief who put his faith in Him.  I think the top bar should say “INRI”.  I can’t make it out in the photo.


Mine’s visible unless I’m doing chores; I don’t want to break this one.   :angel:
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Re: Visibility of cross pendants
« Reply #38 on: November 19, 2019, 06:04:48 PM »
The bottom bar is also slanted up to Christ’s right to remind us of His promise to the thief who put his faith in Him.  I think the top bar should say “INRI”.  I can’t make it out in the photo.


Mine’s visible unless I’m doing chores; I don’t want to break this one.   :angel:

It is of Russian origin and therefore reads “І.Н.Ц.І.” i.e. Iсус Назарянин, Цар Юдейський,
Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews. Thinking about it, from logic it should read І.Н.Ц.Ю., but I only ever read “І.Н.Ц.І.”,  probably some of our Russian posters can clarify.

I knew all that and when I said strange three bars this was my attempt at a joke.
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Re: Visibility of cross pendants
« Reply #39 on: November 19, 2019, 06:17:34 PM »
"Only visible if I don't have the shirt buttoned up entirely"

It’s too early in the morning here for such temptation.
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Re: Visibility of cross pendants
« Reply #40 on: November 19, 2019, 06:20:18 PM »
I knew all that and when I said strange three bars this was my attempt at a joke.
Oh.   :laugh:  Some of us converts had literally never seen such a cross until encountering Orthodoxy; I guess it’s a bit of projection.   It’s nice you wear what she gave you.
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