In the world there is a large number of religions that have their own traditions, prohibitions, behavioral peculiarities of adherents.
One of the many denominations is Catholicism: Catholic Christians live in many countries.
Traditions of belief do not leave a markOnly on the cult, but also on everyday manipulation, for example, the sign of the cross, which the believers themselves illuminate. Orthodox are baptized on the right side to the left, and Catholics - on the contrary. This is due to the fact that representatives of Catholicism believe that this type of baptism is a symbol of the Lord's disgust of people from hell to heaven. In addition, it shows the openness of Catholics to God.
The double sign
The double-faced sign is one of the most popularWays, which is used by most representatives of this religion: for crossing, you need to connect the forefinger and thumbs, and then fold to the center of the palm and all the rest. This is a symbol of the fact that Christ has a dual nature: human and divine.
The beginning of the crossing is the touch of the shoulderLeft, then move to the left shoulder. After that, every Catholic puts his fingers to his forehead and chest. During the period of prayer the cross is repeated three times. This method is most common among Roman Catholics.
As can be seen at Masses and Liturgies, Catholics are baptized both before and after worship or prayer. And there are several ways of applying a cross, with an excellent position of the fingers.
The Trinity Sign
Eastern ritual Catholics are baptized differently. For the fulfillment of the sign, they connect the big, middle and index fingers, and the nameless and little finger is pressed to the palm of your hand. In their opinion, the three folded fingers are a symbol of the Blessed Trinity, and the other two symbolize the duality of Christ.
Sign with an open palm
One of the most rare ways of crossing is the use of an open palm. Fingers with a sign should be opened, but not spread out, the thumb can hide inside the palm of your hand.
Such a sign symbolizes openness to the Lord, it was characteristic of the popes and high dignitaries, for it bore a symbolic blessing in itself under illumination.
Whichever way a sign is made,That the movement of the hand is always carried out from the left side to the right and necessarily by the right hand. This is due to the fact that the left side is considered ungodly and is a symbol of hell, whereas the right side has a positive meaning and symbolizes paradise. Thus, to cross - means to move from hell to heaven.