Question Number 1281:
Someone told me that Orthodox Christians are supposed to wear their wedding ring on their right hand. Why is that? What does it matter whiich hand we use? Thanks.
The right hand is symbolically the hand of power and that of the highest status:
Exo 15:6 Thy right hand, O LORD, glorious in power, thy right hand, O LORD, shatters the enemy.
During the wedding service, this is where the rings are placed.
However, it is true that many wear their ring on the left hand for practical reasons, notably to avoid the risk of accidents. This is not "sinful" of course as long as we understand the language of Scripture and the normative place of higher things on the right rather than on the left. On special occasions, it would seem fitting to return the wedding rings to the right hand to remember and honor this biblical symbolism.