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Can One Wear a Cross if They are not Baptized?


Q:  Can One Wear a Cross if They are not Baptized?

A: A cross is not just a piece of jewelry, but a symbol of faith and confession of every Christian, who believe in the saving feat of our Lord Jesus Christ.

According to the Orthodox Christian tradition, only those who are baptized are allowed to wear a cross.

If a person wears one as jewelry, as a kind of a nice and stylish pendant but does not believe in God, then he does not benefit from this.

Furthermore, the Holy Fathers and Christian ascetics considered using something as sacred as a cross in such a manner (and the cross that we wear is a sacred item which we come across every day) as blasphemy.

Source: http://pravlife.org/content/mozhno-li-nosit-krestik-esli-nekreshchen




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