Learn ASL: Religious Easter Signs
September 6, 2019
It’s Easter. I want to teach you guys
some Easter science in this video. You’re gonna learn some religious signs. I’m Michelle from learn ASL in
31 days and it’s all done, right? All right, so let’s do some religious
Easter signs. Okay? You guys ready? The first time you’re gonna learn is
church. You take your non dominant hand. Now if you don’t know what non
dominant hand and dominant hand are, and I’ll be referring to
them throughout this video, nondominant hand is the hand you do
not write with. I am right handed. So my non dominant hand is my left hand and my right hand is my dominant hand.
Now if you’re ambidextrous, you have to pick a hand. Sorry. Okay. And if you’re lefthanded just switch
your hands that I’m doing okay. So when I say use your dominant hand, use the hand you write
with your nondominant hand. Use the hand you’d do not write with.
And like I said, if you’re ambidextrous, pick a hand. All right,
here we go. Church, you’re not out of hand is in a fist. Palms facing the ground in
a handshake like this. Boom. Church is a c and you tap it, church church. All right?
The next sign is cross. You’re going to take your dominant hand
in the sea handshake and you’re going to trace the shape of a cross cross. So you’re going to go vertical
than horizontal cross. Now crucify is, you’re going to point to your palm.
This is my nondominant hand. My palm was going to be like,
so okay. My hand is going to be like this and
have my pointer finger negot crucify. So I’m going to point to the spot
and then put a nail in it. Okay? I’m sorry if that’s a little startling,
but that’s what it is. Crucify. Okay.
And cruise crucifixion fiction is um, boom, boom. Okay. It’s
a pretty complex on, you’re going to point, point,
nail, nail. Put your hands up. Okay. Crucifixion.
Next one is death. Both of your hands are going to be in
the flat hand shape, fingers together, thumbs out.
You’re going to start with, your nondominant hand is
going to be palm up or Esol. So the parallel to the ground, your dominant hand is going to
be palm down. Parallels around. So do you see that it’d be like this? And then you’re going to flip it over to
the right. Now, if you’re left handed, you’d go to the left. So you’re going to flip it towards your
dominant hand. So I’m right handed. So I’m going this way. Death. Okay, Jeff, or die death. Easter, Easter. He handshake.
You stirred. And you might also see like
this shaking the eastern. Both are correct. This one you’ll
probably see the most Easter. It’s like you’re drawn to rainbows
with your e. Oh, Hallelujah. You’re going to clap your
hands and then you’re gonna. So it’s combination sign.
Okay, so let me break it down. So first you’re going to clap and then
you’re gonna swoop into the x hand shape your x and you’re gonna
put it in a circle. Now your circles are going to go in
towards each other. So like this. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Do you see that they’re
coming in towards each other? They’re not going in the same direction.
Coming in, clap and circle one time. Hallelujah. Hey, holiday is your five hand shape and
you’re gonna put your thumbs right here. Um, by your shoulders, by
kind of your underarms. Okay? Holiday holiday. This is also
a way to say vacation. Holiday. Now Jerusalem is Jay.
And then you sign this sign, Citi, Citi assigned with your flat handshake
fingers together and you’re going to go twist, twist, twist. Now this is instead of for
houses is, you know, you’re, it’s the roof line. You
see, you go house, House. House is city is a bunch of houses
together, a bunch of roofs together. So instead of going, how’s, how’s,
how’s, how’s, how’s, you know, for city you go twist,
twist, twist, twist. Okay? So you’re going to go Jay city and typically you’re just going
to do it twice. Jay Steady. Do you say that city instead of on twist,
twist, twist, twist, twist, twist, twist, twist, twist, twist, twist.
Jay City. Okay, just two times. Jesus Christ. And you can just sign
Jesus. You can send Jesus Christ on. I’ll show you both. So Jesus,
you’re gonna have your palms, you have your five and
shapes on both hands, and you’re going to be putting
your middle finger out. You’re extending it like this.
That’s what it’s gonna look like, and you’re going to touch the palm.
Jesus. So I start with my dominant
hand and touch and touch Jesus. Now,
Jesus Christ is Jesus Christ. It’s a c handshake from, you’re not from your left
shoulder down to your right hip. Christ.
It’s like the royal banner. You know the sashes that the royalty,
where’s Christ? If you’re lefthanded, it’d be from
your right shoulder to your left hip. Christ did Jesus Christ. Or it can just do Jesus if you want to
sign. The Lord is with it. Now, Lord, Lord, same sash idea,
but with an outboard. Now miracle, there’s two ways
that I’ve seen this signed. Now, um, some people go miracle
with the facial expression. When you got to do that with your face.
Well, I have seen the most and have used the
most especially and what I’m interpreting at Church or signing a song at Church
or when I’m at church is wonderful happening,
wonderful happening. So it’s a combination. So you’re saying
two words to say miracle. Wonderful. So it’s your flak palmed going to poop
like you’re doing high five, high five. Okay, wonderful happening
and I’m going like this. My palms are up and now my
palms are down. Happening. Okay, wonderful happening now the
other way is here. Cool. Yeah. Okay. I’ll let you decide what
you want. I prefer a miracle. A wonderful happening like
this. Okay. Palm Leaf. You go palm, you’re going to
finger spell it. P a. L. M. Whoa. Palm Leaf. Okay. Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday. Some people say,
okay, there’s three ways to sign
Sunday and would go Sunday. Somebody will go Sunday, like you’re
touching the back of your hand for Jesus, but on the back of your palm Sunday
or the way you could see it as Sunday, Sunday,
Sunday, Sunday or Sunday.
Okay, I sign it Sunday. I grew up in
Texas. This is how we signed it. Sunday.
So Palm Sunday, peace,
peace. I’m going to show you what
it looks like first piece. Now your hands are fingers together,
thumbs extended, and you’re gonna start.
Your non dominant hand is facing you. Your dominant hand is facing out. Your fingertips are together and
you’re going to twist them like that. So that now my dominant hand is facing me
and my non dominant hand is facing out. You see that?
Because he’s like that. So you’re gonna go piece and
once it’s over you’re going to go like peace. Like it’s
soothing. Okay. Peace, peace, peace. So you’re
not going to go oh, way over peace.
Okay. Right when it starting to go,
you’re going to go down. He’s okay.
Rejoice. Rejoice. Okay. This is the same for happy. Who Don’t rejoice. Rejoice. It’s
a little bit more vibrant. Okay? Rejoice.
Resurrection. Now there’s two ways you can sign
it. Resurrection. You can go. You’re standing here. These are your
little people legs. This is your person. And you go resurrection,
circle up. Resurrection. Like as if you’re going up to
heaven. Or another way is, excuse me, is you come from hair cause you’re under
the ground and you come up resurrection and now you’re up above the ground.
Resurrection. So resurrection or resurrection.
Sacrifice. You’re going to have your AA hands
this down, palms facing the ground. Your arms are parallel to the ground.
I know, I hope that’s not confusing. So this one, it’s going to look
like, okay, down, okay, like this. So you’re going to go sacrifice.
So you’re going to go from your fists, the hands up, like you’re letting
go of something. And I’m like, Oh, don’t shoot me. I don’t have
a thing. Sacrifice. Sacrifice. You’re letting go. You’re
giving up something, okay? You’re letting go of whatever you want
to hold onto and you’re saying, oh, that’s fine. I don’t need it anymore.
Sacrifice. Okay. It’s kind of a um, a submissive sign. Like you know when you have your hands
up so it can remember that. And A, a gospel or church context
of being humble. You’re, you’re letting go of something.
Okay? Sacrifice savior is your s hands and
you’re going to cross him in front of you. Save this.
So this is time for safe. Save Your is save person or save
agent and that just means person. And so that’s your flat handshake. Fingers
together. Thumbs out in your drawing. Two vertical lines, straight
down, parallel to each other,
palms facing each other, agent or person Tang. It’s like you’re outlining
somebody’s body like that. Let’s say person to go save your,
save your okay.
If you want it to say redeemer, you could do with an STL
or you could do with that. Our Redeemer, if you want it to
be very specific. For instance, if you’re signing about a song or reading
a scripture was a savior and redeemer, then you would want to differentiate
between the two with an r or an ass. Otherwise you can just do savior because
savior and redeemer are synonyms. Lamb,
you’re going to do your p hand shape. It’s also the same as your k hand shape,
so it doesn’t really matter. We’re gonna be doing this
with your dominant hand. Here’s your non dominant hand here and
you’re going to go share the for off sheep. I remember p because p sheep
ends in p Lamb does not end in p, but she’d been lamb or
lamb. Awesome. Let’s do a really
quick review. Church, Cross crucify,
crucifixion, death, Easter. Hallelujah. Holiday,
Jerusalem, Jesus Christ,
Lord, Miracle Palm Leaf, Palm Sunday,
resurrection, sacrificed savior,
lamb. Awesome. I hope you enjoyed
learning new Easter signs. I hope you have a fantastic Easter.
I’ll see you the next video. Bye.