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Greek and Antiochian Rites make the sign of the cross from right to left. However, Oriental Orthodox Churches, Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria,Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch,Church of Armenia, East Syrian Rite, Ethiopian Orthodox Church go in reverse order on the last step of the sign of the cross, from left to right


Mar Yousip Cross & Prayer of Healing. Mar Yousip was ordained a deacon at age 12 and ordained as a priest in 1912. In 1914. In 1933, he was made administrator of the Church in Iraq and the Middle East. In 1973 when Eshai Shimun XXIII resigned his position as Catholicos Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, Mar Yosip was responsible of administering the Church worldwide. At the same time, Iraqi government appointed Yosip Khnanisho as the Supreme Head of all the Assyrians in Iraq


Ephrem the Syrian was a Syriac deacon and a prolific Syriac-language hymnographer and theologian of the 4th century from the region of Syria. His works are hailed by Christians throughout the world, and many denominations venerate him as a saint. He has been declared a Doctor of the Church in Roman Catholicism. He is especially beloved in the Syriac Orthodox Church. He has been called the most significant of all of the fathers of the Syriac-speaking church tradition.