Select an Orthodox Church where you want to sanctify pectoral cross. All churches are open to believers from morning to late evening, Monday through Sunday. Sanctify crossIR at any time, but better to do it on weekdays when the Church is less than faithful. On a weekday you can calmly talk to the priest.
Upon entering the temple, three times the pencrossyo u and ask any Church employee to invite the priest. The Church must always be the duty of the priest. To sanctify pectoral cross can any priest or Bishop.
Ask for blessings at the priest and tell him about your request.
Pay the fee about the candle for the consecration crossof IR. Pectoral cross can be given at the consecration, along with the chain. Typically, it is placed on a special tray, which the priest carries the altar. It is important to remember that the pectoral crossof the IR should be exactly the Orthodox sample. Not conforming to the Orthodox canons crossIR you simply will not get sanctification.
Pray and put a candle in the Church before the icon of the Lord or mother of God. Try to escape from all earthly things and all the attention paid to the prayers. In the altar at this time the priest reads a special prayer, which asks God to sanctify the cross. During the prayer the priest crossobrazno sprinkles Holy water on pectoral cross.
Immediately put the cross on yourself when, after the rite of consecration, the priest will take the tray with your crossthe IR from the altar and give you. An Orthodox Christian should be in Church with to put on the crossby IR. If you have any questions about pectoral crosse, ask the priest. After all this, thank the priest and ask him for blessings.
Carefully treat the consecrated cross. Remember that the pectoral cross is a symbol of your faith in God. According to the priests, dilapidated crossIR should be attributed to the temple. In no case do not dispose of the crossIR.