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    Cross sigh

    when someone arrive in a catholic church they use to do a special sigh with theirs hands, I wanna know if this sigh is called Cross Sigh

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    Re: Cross sigh

    I heard it's the "sign of the cross".


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    Re: Cross sigh

    You mean "sign," not "sigh." It's called "the sign of the cross." A person doing this is "crossing him/herself" or "making the sign of the cross." A priest or other religious figure can also "make the sign of the cross" as an outward gesture of blessing.

    As the bus drove past the cemetery, the old woman crossed herself; many of her friends and family lay buried there now.

    The priest made the sign of the cross over the assembled crowd.

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