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Terminal, The - Father, Son, and Spirit-Holy?
When Victor FIRST lies down in his makeshift bed in the airport he signs himself with the Sign of the Cross (a common Roman Catholic way of blessing yourself before prayer). The correct way of doing this is touching your forehead and saying "In the name of the Father," touching your heart and saying "And of the Son," touching your LEFT shoulder and saying "And of the Holy," touching your RIGHT shoulder and saying "Spirit." In the movie, Victor touches his forehead, heart, then his RIGHT shoulder before his LEFT shoulder. You'd think that the director would've looked into the correct way of doing this. I'm Catholic and I'm appalled.
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Duke Wildstar writes:
Hey people - I almost never go to church and even I know that's the way "Eastern Catholics" do it. In other words-someone from Poland or Russia or over there. Check out the links below and read them carefully. http://www.unicorne.org/orthodoxy/articles/alex_roman/signofthecross.htm http://www.angelfire.com/pa3/OldWorldBasic/NewQ_Anew.html Those who follow American football might remember Bernie Kosar, who played for the Cleveland Browns and would cross himself the Orthodox way on the field. (He is an Eastern Catholic.) Actually, the way people make the sign of the cross in the Byzantine Rite used by the Orthodox and some Catholic Churches — using the fingers of the right hand, touching the forehead, below the chest, right shoulder, then left shoulder (actually a bigger, fuller gesture than what’s done in the Roman Rite) — is the original way of doing it. The Roman Catholics did it this way too! The Byzantine way also uses the fingers symbolically, holding the thumb, index and ring fingers together to stand for the Trinity, and the third and little finger folded against the palm to stand for the two natures, human and divine, of Christ. Sometime in the 11th century, starting in Italy, Roman Catholics began touching the left shoulder first. Nobody really knows why.
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nomad762 writes:
Different christian denominations (and even different Catholic rites) make the sign of the cross slightly different. Touching the right shoulder first is the PROPER way to do it in many denominations/rites.
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Judgement writes:
this maybe a slip-up in your opinion however, its not something that everyone is going to know (the proper method that is) good catch but maybe a little picky. it just showing that he has a religous side to him the way he does it, does not truly matter.
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daunrealist writes:
Well, I can see why you're apalled! This is an outrage! What on Earth were they thinking, mixing up such a trivial detail which nobody cares about in an Academy Award-worthy movie! I, for one, am shocked! Something should be done about this!
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