What does it mean to venerate the cross?
The "Veneration of the Cross" is a specific ceremony in the Good Friday liturgy as well as a simple devotional practice that can be preformed by the faithful.
Venerating a cross is simply the humble act of kissing a crucifix. It must be a crucifix and not a bare cross; if the body of Jesus Christ - called a "corpus" - is not represented on the cross, then this is not a crucifix and you cannot therefore make a true veneration. In many modern churches a bare cross is used in the Good Friday service; this is an erroneous practice. During a Good Friday service, when it is time in the ceremony, people line up to venerate the cross just as they would do if they were going to Communion.
If you have a crucifix at home and out of personal devotion you kiss it, this is also properly called a veneration of the cross. The customary place to venerate the cross is the feet of the corpus. During a Good Friday service, if you have an open wound or sickness that can be communicated by the mouth, you may venerate the cross by placing your right hand upon the feet of the corpus for a moment.
There is one exception to rule above when a cross can properly be used in place of a crucifix: any cross that contains a relic of the true cross - that is an actual piece of the cross Jesus Christ died upon at Calvary - does not have to have a corpus upon it. The correct way to venerate this type of rare cross is to kiss the glass reliquary behind which the fragment is visible. If no reliquary is visible, the exact spot for veneration is not important, though kissing the foot of the cross is customary.
During the Good Friday Liturgy of the Catholic Faith, Veneration of the Cross IS ONLY supposed to be a cross, NOT a crucifix. The accompany intonation is "Behold the WOOD of the Cross".
On Good Friday is the formal ceremony in which Catholics venerate the Holy Cross. However, a Catholic should venerate a Crucifix anytime that he walks in front of it, and the clergy and altar servers venerate the Crucifix when approaching and leaving the altar if the Blessed Sacrament is not reserved in the sanctuary. Read More
Catholics venerate the Cross every time that they pass in front of it, but there is a special veneration during the Good Friday liturgy in which every one comes forward and kisses the Cross. Read More
Venerate is a verb: I venerate, you venerate, he/she/it venerates. Read More
There are several ways: 1. Genuflect (kneel on right knee) and kiss cross, or 2. Genuflect (kneel on right knee) and touch cross, or 3. Bow before cross is unable to genuflect and touch or kiss cross Read More
Venerate means to regard with great respect. On holidays such as Memorial Day, we venerate and honor the veterans. Read More
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The usual noun corresponding to "venerate" is "veneration". Read More
In some cultures, people venerate their ancestors. Read More
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Roman Catholic Answer To venerate is to show respect for, admiration, awe, etc. It is NOT worship. One venerates the Cross as the way that God chose to accomplish our salvation. Another Christian Answer Veneration of objects like the Cross depends upon one's particular tradition. Roman Catholics venerate the Cross, as stated above, as it is an object that represents our salvation through the death of Jesus Christ. This veneration also occurs in other denominations,notably… Read More
to regard with reverential respect or with admiring deference to honor (as an icon or a relic) with a ritual act of devotion Read More
Believers of all faiths will venerate Pope John Paul II for generations to come. Many music-lovers venerate Beethoven, and have continued to do so long after his death. Little kids shouldn't venerate Lindsey Lohan because she is a bad idol. Read More
Jehovah's Witnesses do NOT believe that Jesus died on a cross they believe Jesus died for all mankind to save us from our sins but they believe he died on an upright stake (with a single beam of wood). They do not wear or venerate crosses. Read More
To venerate someone is to treat someone with respect. An example sentence would be: She will always venerate her grandmother. Read More
The ancient Mayans would venerate their gods with human sacrifices. Every year the downed plane's survivors gathered at the tomb of the pilot to venerate him for his selfless acts that saved the lives of so many. Read More
Another words for venerate are revere, worship, adore, idolize, esteem, honor, respect, look up to and admire. Read More
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The cross on the flags is a Christian cross. Read More
If you mean a cross, such as the christ cross, quite simply one. However, if you mean a cross, similar to an x with equal length sides, the answer is two. Read More
All Christians believe in the Virgin Mary. Believe means to think she existed. Now if you mean venerate (honor and pray to), then no, they do not. Read More
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Yes! they venerate especially the person of Saint Luke.He painted the oldest picture of Mary with the child Jesus.This is called the Our Lady of Perpetual Help. The above answer applies to Catholics - Protestants do not venerate images - this is one of the differences between Protestant and Catholic theology. Read More
The Christian Cross refers to the cross which Jesus died on and signifies the importance of him. Read More
The initials on the cross mean Hail King of the Jews. This was inscribed on there to mock Jesus. Read More
If you are talking about the symbol or the cross which is called the Ankh, this Egyptian cross represent Life. Read More
the cross on the bun represents Easter because it is were Jesus died ! Read More
A boxer-bulldog cross could be aggressive, but I wouldn't expect this cross to be mean or aggressive overall. Read More
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It does not mean anything. Read More
It can mean whatever you wnat it to mean. It doesnt have to be generique. Read More