Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Orthograph # 12 - Making the Sign of the Cross


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't forget to pick on the banjo players. :)
ebGa

Silouan said...

Yeah, what he said! Probably somewhere close to the intersection of the x and y axes.

I keep explaining to the adolescents that the devil is not afraid of the ukelele, so when you strum a few notes in front of an icon you don't really accomplish much.

Other Anonymous said...

Okay guys, but there's probably a graph to be made at the expense of those who pick on people for how they cross themselves! ;-)

margaret said...

In my godmother's words, "You have two shoulders so don't tap your sternum like the doctor does when you have a stuffy chest but if you do have a stuffy chest I have some Greek mountain tea here that will cure you." So now every time I am tempted to do a little discreet signing I think of Greek mountain tea and get all flamboyant.

s-p said...

There's plenty of Orthographs yet to come...don't worry, everyone will be picked on equally eventually. :)

Actually I read one of the Fathers that talked about people who make large, slow movements when making the sign of the cross and bowing etc., that it is a sign of demonic delusion. I think the issue is can we do anything without it being contaminated by ego and being concious of how others are perceiving us. (Hence the two year old...lest we become like little children.)

Other Anonymous, yes they (we) have graphs coming up too.

James the Thickheaded said...

Okay. From now on, I'm gonna cross myself with my invisible hands under my shirt... so no one will see. Wait a minute... that means to be a good Orthodox, I have to become... Protestant? Yipes!!! So many rules!!! So many complexities!! Brains must explode... BOOM!

Well... the good thing is now I guess I can carry on as if I still had a brain.. but no one will miss it. So this is what it's like to exit from our over-rational world? Ah... methinks this is very very clever! Only I didn't see any banjo players (thanks be to God).

Babushka Joanna said...

this babushka says.... :)

margaret said...

You have given me a bad dose of novoconvertitis. I have just been standing in front of my dressmaking mirror (that's how us scruffy types justify full-length looking glasses) making the sign of the Cross to determine how slow I actually am. I thought I was past this stage too... *sigh*