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March 25th, 2014
#396 – Do Lutherans cross themselves and genuflect like Catholics do?

Do Lutherans cross themselves and genuflect like Catholics do?  Question begins at 9:12.  ‘Coming Attractions’ reads from Ephesians 5.  ‘Church Search’ visits Muncie, Indiana.

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  • Chris Naragon Lutz

    The answer given was good, but there is a great deal of variety from Lutheran congregation to Lutheran congregation and from worshiper to worshiper. In some congregations you’ll see many people making the sign of the cross in remembrance of their baptism at appropriate times of the liturgy. In other congregations there’ll be hardly anyone. I can’t think of a time when I’ve seen anyone in the congregation truly genuflect, however.

  • Bob Faser

    The sign of the cross is essentially an affirmation of our baptism as Christians. Many people in a wide range of Christian churches cross themselves. Outside the Catholic and Orthodox churches, the practice is optional. I’m a minister in the Uniting Church in Australia (The US equivalent is the United Methodist Church plus the UCC.) and I use the sign of the cross at appropriate times in prayer and worship.

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