A cross is a mandatory thing that an Orthodox person should have. This is a smaller image of the cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified. It is desirable that the body cross itself was with a crucifix on it. These are sold at Church shops at churches. They are already consecrated.
If you buy a cross in a jewelry store, it must be consecrated in the Church.
Wearing a cross on a chain or on a string is a personal matter for everyone. But it is not recommended to hang any other attributes together with the cross, even Church attributes-for example, an icon of a Saint. It is better to wear them separately. The cross itself is on the body, so that it is worn under clothes. Don’t flaunt it. There are other types of crosses for wearing over clothing. You can remove the cross while sleeping (if it is disturbing) or washing in the shower. You should put it back on with a prayer.
If the cross is broken, it can be repaired in any workshop. When this is not possible, you can not throw out the cross! It is better to take it to the Church, where it will be melted down later. It is also better to take the found cross to the temple of God.
Sometimes the cross is lost. In this case, you can just buy a new one, and if you find an old one, store it in a secluded place. The same should be done with a broken chain. Buy a new chain, do not consider this event as an omen of something bad.
The prayer “our father»
This prayer is one of the most common in Christianity. It is called the Lord’s prayer: when the disciples of Jesus Christ asked them to teach them to pray, he gave it to them.
“Our father” is a short prayer. It contains praise of the Lord, a request for help, and words of gratitude for what has already been done.
Unfortunately, many people read “our father” automatically, without thinking about what they are saying. Therefore, it is recommended to read this prayer slowly from time to time in order to feel each word and understand its meaning.
Our father who art in heaven! hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven; give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we also forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
Moreover, if you do not know which prayer to read in a particular case, always read the “our father”. The Lord’s prayer is universal.