Sign of the Cross


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Sign of the Cross

signifying Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. [Christianity: NCE, 2786]
See: Trinity
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The thief then left the scene, but not after making another 'sign of the cross' before climbing the fence to escape.
So, the ash on the forehead in the sign of the cross signifies our mourning the coming death of Jesus on the cross.
Making the sign of the cross, he added, 'is the badge that shows who we are: Our way of speaking, thinking, looking and working is under the sign of the cross, that is, the love of Jesus until the end.'
Marking a sign of the cross in ash on someone's forehead at the start of the holy season of Lent is an invitation to people to reflect and repent of their sins and receive God's forgiveness in preparation for the celebration of Easter.
As his speech ended to thunderous applause, he made the sign of the cross toward the General Assembly, "in the name of the people, and of our sons, and of the Holy Spirit, amen."
as she dipped fingers in a basin and made a sign of the cross,
Manila, Philippines The head of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) urged the faithful to take courage in boldly proclaiming their faith by making the sign of the cross even in public.
That sign, says Dorothy (Collins, his secretary), was the Sign of the Cross. Long ago he had written of human life as something not grey and drab but shot through with strong and even violent colours that took the pattern of the Cross.
As a Catholic, Bolt is known for making the sign of the cross before racing competitively.
LEADERS of a Birmingham church where a crook was filmed making the sign of the cross as he helped his accomplice steal a treasured lamp are hoping an 'Antiques Roadshow' will boost fundraising.
Hundreds of people clapped and cheered at Holyhead Sailing Club as Ronan made the sign of the cross before stepping into the water.
But critics slammed the Bill after ministers said fans could be jailed for singing the national anthem or making the sign of the cross.