main condition of carrying the Christian crucifix - that understanding of its meaning.He is neither an ornament or talisman that can protect against all misfortunes.Such an attitude to the sacred object characteristic of paganism, and not Christianity.
crucifix - a tangible expression of the "cross" that God gives a person who wants to serve Him.Putting on the cross, the Christian thus promises to live according to the commandments of God, whatever the cost, and to endure all trials.Anyone who is aware, of course, need to wear a pectoral cross.

As it is impossible to wear a pectoral cross



crucifix - a sign of belonging to the Church.Anyone who has not yet acceded to it, ie,I had not been baptized, wearing a crucifix should not.

Do not wear a cross on top of clothing.According to church tradition, only the priests wear crosses over the cassock.If it does so the layman, it looks like a desire to put their faith in the show, it boasts.This display of arrogance does not become a Christian.

crucifix as its name suggests, should be on the body or, more precisely, on the chest, close to his heart.You can not wear a cross in the ear in the form of earrings or a bracelet.You should not imitate, and the people who wear the cross in a bag or pocket, and say, "He's still in front of me."Such an attitude towards crucifix borders on blasphemy.Put a cross in the bag can be only at the time when the chain broke.

What should be the Orthodox baptismal cross



sometimes said that the four-cross worn only by Catholics, but it is not.The Orthodox Church recognizes all kinds of crosses: four-pointed, eight-pointed, with the image of the crucified Savior or not.The only thing that should be avoided Orthodox Christian - this image of the crucifixion with the utmost realism (sagging body and other details of the suffering on the Cross).It really is characteristic of Catholicism.

material of which the cross is made may be any.It should only take into account the peculiarities of a particular person - for example, there are people who have the money in the dark body, such a person a silver cross to anything.

No one is prohibited from wearing a cross or a large inlaid with precious stones, but should think: Is compatible with the Christian faith such a demonstration of luxury?

Cross should be consecrated.If he bought the shop in the church, to worry about it not worth it crosses sold already sanctified.Cross, bought in a jewelry store, you need to sanctify the temple, it only takes a few minutes.Sanctify the cross once, but if you do not know exactly, consecrated or not, it should be done.

There is nothing wrong in wearing a cross that belonged to a deceased person.Grandson could get baptismal cross dead grandfather, and not be afraid that he "inherits" the fate of a relative.The notion of an inevitable fate of all is incompatible with the Christian faith.