Making Cross Sign at Church (Stock Footage)

Making Cross Sign at Church (Stock Footage)

Christian makes the sign of the cross at the entrance to a dark Catholic old church.The open right hand is used in Western Christianity. The five open fingers are often said to represent the Five Wounds of Christ (a common misunderstanding says that they are four fingers symbolizing the Trinity and the Virgin Mary), although this symbolism was applied after the more ancient gesture of two or three fingers was simplified. This is performed before the Gospel reading during the Mass, and also is commonly used in blessing oneself with holy water upon entering or leaving a church.

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