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Rites and Rituals of the Coptic Orthodox Church

Dictionary of Coptic Orthodox Church Terms and Terminology

The Cross

 

An instrument of shameful execution, which became after Christ's crucifixion the universal symbol of the Christian faith.

We praise the Cross, for through it we attain our salvation, victory over the devil and participation in the glory of Christ.

The priest uses the Cross during service, and in blessing the people.

Christ is the source of blessing through the Cross.

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