How do you genuflect?
I believe I have been doing this incorrectly for years.
- I begin by making a three finger trinity with my right hand.
- I touch my forehead, and say “In the name of the Father”.
- Next, I touch my chest and say “and The Son”.
- And I conclude by touching the RIGHT shoulder first and then the LEFT shoulder and say " and The Holy Spirit".
Is this correct or doesn’t matter which shoulder you touch first?
A friend brought to my attention a few years ago; he said I was genuflecting the wrong way. I corrected the way I was taught but now I think my friend’s correction was wrong. I try to watch others at my parish but I am not sure they are genuflecting the orthoodx way. I was baptised Byzantine Catholic but I attend a Roman Rite Church does this make a difference?