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Question 1: Sign of the Cross (entry from the ________)
Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic ChurchPope John Paul IIUnited States

Question 2: Writers such as Herbert Thurston, author of the article Sign of the Cross in the ________ interpret this as indicating that at that time both Eastern and Western Christians moved the hand from the right shoulder to the left.
Catholic EncyclopediaPope John Paul IICatholic ChurchUnited States

Question 3: Although the Sign of the Cross dates to early Christianity, it was rejected by some of the Reformers, and is absent from some forms of ________.
EcumenismProtestantismBaptistChristian denomination

Question 4: The Church Council of the Hundred Chapters(1551) (________)
ChristologyOld BelieversChristian heresyRestorationism (Christian primitivism)

Question 5: When an Eastern Orthodox or ________ bishop or priest blesses with the sign of the cross, he holds the fingers of his right hand in such a way that they form the Greek abbreviation for Jesus Christ "IC XC".
Eastern Catholic ChurchesLatin RiteCatholic ChurchRoman Catholic theology

Question 6: There are several interpretations, according to ________:[1] the forehead symbolizes Heaven; the stomach, the earth; the shoulders, the place and sign of power.
Early ChristianityEast–West SchismCatholic ChurchChurch Fathers

Question 7: There are two principal forms, one form used in the Latin-Rite Catholic Church and used in ________, Lutheranism, Methodism, and Oriental Orthodoxy; the other form is used in the Eastern Rites of the Catholic Church and in the Eastern Orthodox churches.
Ecumenical councilEpiscopal Church (United States)CatholicismAnglicanism

Question 8: There are some variations: for example a person may first place the right hand in ________.
Holy waterBaptismSacramentalsOrthodox Church

Question 9: Some United Methodist churches also perform the sign before and after receiving ________.
Sacramental breadEucharistic theologyEucharistTransubstantiation

Question 10: ________ are allowed to bless using the right hand, while bishops may bless simultaneously with both, the left mirroring the right.
Liturgical bookPsalmsLutheranismPriest


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