WORSHIP INSIGHT: Making the Sign of the Cross

WORSHIP INSIGHT: Making the Sign of the Cross

Categories: Education,misc,Pastor's Thoughts

An ancient Christian practice is to make the sign of the cross on one’s forehead, or head & torso while saying “in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.” Many Christians have returned to this ancient practice in the 20th century. The sign echoes the cross placed there in Baptism and reminds us that we are beloved, forgiven children, baptized into the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Some make this connection more directly by using water from the baptismal font to make the sign of the cross. You are welcome to do this before or after worship, or on your way to or from the Communion rail.

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