Reflections from the Saints: Cyril of Jerusalem on the Sign of the Cross

Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, fresco at a greek or...Image via Wikipedia
SAINT CYRIL OF JERUSALEM, FRESCO AT A GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH

“We proclaim the Crucified and the devils quake. So don’t be ashamed of the cross of Christ. Openly seal it on your forehead that the devils may behold the royal sign and flee trembling far away. Make the Sign of the Cross when you eat or drink, when you sit, lie down or get up, when you speak, when you walk – in a word, at every act.”

How Does One Make The Sign of the Cross?

In western Catholicism, the Sign of the Cross is made as follows:

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