How to bless a cross necklace before wearing it

Written by aline lindemann
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How to bless a cross necklace before wearing it
Anyone can bless a cross necklace. (beads and light image by robert mobley from

To bless something is to acknowledge it as being worthy of recognition, to emphasise its positive or healing qualities and to express reverence toward it. Blessing a person or an object is not unique to any one particular religious tradition but is often associated with Catholicism.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Hold the cross necklace in your left hand. Because the cross is the distinguishing feature of this object, hold it so that the cross is visible.

  2. 2

    Hold your right hand -- palm open and facing the necklace -- over your left hand so that the cross is still visible. You want your right hand to move freely; don't clamp it over your other hand.

  3. 3

    Clear your mind of extraneous thoughts, take a deep breath and state your blessing while keeping the palm of your right hand facing the cross. Your blessing may be spoken aloud or whispered and may include well wishes for the wearer of the necklace.

  4. 4

    Wave your right hand in the shape of a cross over your left hand, if you want this to resemble a traditional Christian or Catholic blessing. Start by moving your right hand up and down and then from left to right. You may end your blessing with a final word such as "amen."

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