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The cross can be a good gift for a relative or godson on a church holiday. For example, at Easter or Christmas.
The Power of the Crucifixion
As you know, Russian people never parted with crosses for a minute. As a sign of great friendship, Christians even exchanged crosses. This Orthodox attribute averted illness, grief, and mortal danger.
The crosses were kissed during the nightly prayers for the deceased and the sick, the missing and the lost, those who have lost their way and are preparing for a responsible step. Thanks to them, believers managed to escape during the attack of robbers. This attribute has not lost the great divine power even now.
Taboo in wearing a cross
The cross is a symbol of faith, and not an ornament or a fashionable attribute. Therefore, you cannot brag about an expensive cross in front of friends or colleagues. Pride is a great sin.
You should not wear the symbol over your clothes. Firstly, the gentiles can defile it with a look, verbal blasphemy, or a blasphemous act. Secondly, excessive protruding of faith is also sinful. The Holy Fathers believe that faith in God should be proved by deeds, and not by pride. Only a clergyman has the right to wear a cross over his clothes.
It is advisable never to remove the cross. It is unacceptable to carry it in a bag or a pocket. It is impossible to follow the lead of non-believers or militant atheists who force a Christian to get rid of an attribute.
An exception is made only during the MRI procedure and some operations. Then the silver cross should be replaced with a wooden one on a cord or Gaitan.
It is unacceptable to wear a cross together with clothes that depict symbols of other religions. For example, the attributes of Islam or Buddhism. Images of zodiac signs, esoteric and satanic attributes are not allowed. It is necessary to abandon jewelry and tattoos with similar symbols.
You cannot replace the cross with a body image. A tattoo of a cross on the body in no way replaces a real crucifixion. He is hung so that he is facing outward with a crucifix.
Superstitions related to crucifixes
There are many superstitions associated with body crosses. Some believe that they should not be given to their loved ones, as it is a symbol of a heavy burden or a difficult fate. In their opinion, in no case should you pick up someone else’s crucifix – it is a symbol of someone else’s misfortunes. All this has no theological basis, as well as the fears associated with the wearing of crucifixes of the dead.