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If I remember correctly from a previous article it was a Coptic Cross.

I wasn't sure about the significance (well, I knew it was associated with Orthodoxy) but if it is more "mandated" than in other Christian sects, that could alter my opinion on the subject.

I will say it is very important...in Communist Russia..Orthodox would continue to wear their crosses, even if it meant death or imprisonment.We wear it to continually remind ourselves that we are Orthodox Christians and to live our lives in humility and love and service to others. It is not just a piece of jewelry to us.
 

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I will say it is very important...in Communist Russia..Orthodox would continue to wear their crosses, even if it meant death or imprisonment.We wear it to continually remind ourselves that we are Orthodox Christians and to live our lives in humility and love and service to others. It is not just a piece of jewelry to us.
Thank you for that information.

I was wondering why the current article was reporting it as a "crucifix" when the original picture was (if I remember correctly) a Coptic Cross. Hmmm...
 

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This was really bothering me, so I went back and found the original thread:

BA Employee Fired For Wearing Cross

Post #17 had this attached:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...&icc=NEWS&ct=5

Okay, I was under the (mistaken) impression that Coptic Crosses have equal length legs (which is why I was identifying that as Coptic). Apparently, though, they are generally highly ornate which that one definately is not. Either way that is definatley not a crucifix (which would have the crucified body of Christ on it).
 

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The cross just looks like an average cross...but it does say that she herself is Coptic.
Does anyone know what the crosses are that have equal length "arms"? Generally, Christian crosses have a longer "leg" on the bottom and then three shorter "arms" on top.
 

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Originally Posted by TiredX2 View Post
This was really bothering me, so I went back and found the original thread:

BA Employee Fired For Wearing Cross

Post #17 had this attached:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...&icc=NEWS&ct=5

Okay, I was under the (mistaken) impression that Coptic Crosses have equal length legs (which is why I was identifying that as Coptic). Apparently, though, they are generally highly ornate which that one definately is not. Either way that is definatley not a crucifix (which would have the crucified body of Christ on it).

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Here are some examples of Coptic Crosses...for some reason I was thinking they were the ones that had 4 equal length legs...
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http://www.ethnicarts.com/jewelry/coptic_cross.htm

and here is another...from an animal rescue site, that explains things a bit more...odd place...but I think they are selling them for charity
https://shop.theanimalrescuesite.com...245&siteId=310

TiredX2's link to the original thread an news article that shows the picture of the necklace in question certainly does not look like Alana's examples of coptic crosses.

I am glad that she cannot wear the cross necklace.

I do not quite understand how those who practice Orthodox can still wear crosses when no jewlery is permitted. I understand that it is a strong part of their faith and expressing it. But God never made it a requirement that people wear the cross. The cross is simply a symbol upon that which Jesus died on.
 
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