In a formal Episcopal worship service a procession is made by the acolytes, choir and clergy. Very often, the procession includes the American flag. When the flag passes in church in the context of worship, is the proper protocol to render honors the same way as when it passes in a parade, i.e. place the right hand over the heart? As Episcopalians, we reverence the processional cross with a slight bow; however, I have not seen any honoring of the American flag when it is included in the procession - and it caused me to wonder. It would seem a bit awkward to honor the flag in this way, given it is a worship service and not a civic or patriotic event. Is the honor itself the fact that we include the American flag in the procession (and we display it in the customary position near the altar)? Thank you for any insight on this issue.