Sign of The Holy Cross

When making the sign of the Cross we declare that we believe in Jesus Christ and belong to His Holy Church.  My Christians, all of you should have a Cross on you. Before you sleep at night do a cross over your pillow three times and say: “In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”.

I will also tell you something else: whatever thing you get and place in your home, great or small, cross it. This is what they did in the olden days, our holy grandmothers, who also crossed with the candle of Pascha the lintel of the door of the house. Their entire house had crosses and this is why it was blessed and the Cross of Christ protected it.  I pray that you, my Christians, will have courage in your lives and take strength from the Almighty Honorable Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Excerpts from † Metropolitan Jeremiah of Gortynos and Megalopolis

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