The sign of the cross is full of spiritual symbolism and theological declarations. When making the sign of the cross we’re making many theological declarations and we don’t even realize. Richaél Lucero describes traditions in the Church for this prayer and their meaning. Look back on the history of the Roman and Byzantine Rites with her to expand your appreciation of this ancient prayer.
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Let us then not be ashamed to confess the Crucified. Be the cross our seal, made with boldness by our fingers on our brow and in everything; over the bread we eat and the cups we drink, in our comings and in our goings out; before our sleep, when we lie down and when we awake; when we are traveling, and when we are at rest.St. Cyril of Jerusalem
Wherever [demons] see the sign of the cross, they fly away, dreading it as a staff that they are beaten with.St. John Chrysostom
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