tyler-saurusrex said: Hey, I'm an Orthodox inquirer, and in my church it is usually customary to cross yourself 3 times, each one accompanied by a bow, when you first enter. You have the venerating of the Icons right, it is however customary to cross one self when crossing the center of the room, so in between the icon of Christ and the Theotokos. And I think it depends on the saint, usually on my way out I only venerate St. John the Baptist since we have a relic of his. But some people venerate the patron saint(s)
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