Symbol Saturday ~ Cross Sign

          Making the sign of the cross by touching the forehead, breast and each shoulder was originally a symbol of Christian faith and a gesture of benediction or conclusion to prayer. But its superstitious use to ward of bad luck or invoke good luck became so popular that the Church, particularly the Protestant Church, later tried to discourage it.

          The same gesture was already in use among Jewish worshippers before the birth of Jesus, when it imitated the T-shape of the magnificent temple built 29-9BCE in Jerusalem by Herod the Great.


      Various hand gestures have also been used historically to represent the Sign of the Cross.

~ sidestreetsam

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