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Priest holding hand cross during sermon #290467 06/03/08 05:38 AM
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My parish priest (OCA) always holds the hand cross during the sermon. I've never seen it done before I joined my current parish. The priest at the Liturgy (BCC) I attended yesterday did the same thing. Is this new, or just a priest preference?

Re: Priest holding hand cross during sermon [Re: Etnick] #290475 06/03/08 12:03 PM
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this is very common amongst Coptic priests

Re: Priest holding hand cross during sermon [Re: Mateusz] #290480 06/03/08 12:46 PM
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Xpucmoc Bockpec!

When I was younger smile 1940's!!!!!!,and went to church with my baba,
to the Ukrainian Catholic church close to us, the priest there always held a hand cross at the sermon.

Xpucmoc Bockpec!

Kolya

Re: Priest holding hand cross during sermon [Re: Garajotsi] #290552 06/04/08 10:40 AM
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As Kolya said, I have known quite a few UGCC priests to hold the hand cross (usually the wooden beautiful hand-carved ones) during the sermon over the years.

Mateusz mentions the Copts - and this practice is also very common amongst the Ethiopians as well.

Re: Priest holding hand cross during sermon [Re: Diak] #290566 06/04/08 11:56 AM
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I've also seen a number of priest hold the hand cross while preaching. It has always been a silent reminder of 1 Cor 1:23-24:

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but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

Re: Priest holding hand cross during sermon [Re: Deacon John Montalvo] #290571 06/04/08 12:46 PM
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At the most recent Maronite liturgy I attended, the priest held the hand cross while preaching.

Re: Priest holding hand cross during sermon [Re: Doubting Thomas] #290582 06/04/08 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Doubting Thomas
At the most recent Maronite liturgy I attended, the priest held the hand cross while preaching.


Same here.


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