Posts Tagged ‘Sign of the Cross’

Why do Eastern Christians make the Sign of the Cross ‘backwards’?

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

The Sign of the Cross is a gesture by which Christians signify the blessing of their person in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Other religions have similar practices, and it is difficult not to see in certain Jewish traditions the prefiguration of this particular Christian symbol, a physical, outward Read more

Why Catholics make the sign of the cross

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

The sign of the cross is a gesture that has ancient and biblical roots. While it may appear that some Catholics make it superstitiously, it was never intended to be done in such a way. According to writings that date back to the 3rd century, Christians have been making the sign of the cross over Read more