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Sign of the Cross

Since we make the Sign of the Cross before and after our prayers, many Catholics don't realise that the Sign of the Cross is a prayer itself. It should be said with reverence, we shouldn't rush through it on the way to the next prayer.

The cross in this image was made by Joseph Graham in his final year at Holy Cross School. It has been mounted on the outside wall of Room 8. Joseph completed this cross as part of his home-learning, CHOICE challenge.

How to make the sign of the cross: Using your right hand, you should touch your forehead at the mention of the Father; the lower middle of your chest at the mention of the Son; and the left shoulder on the word "Holy" and the right shoulder on the word "Spirit."

The Sign of the Cross in English and Pacifika Languages

"In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen."

The Sign of the Cross is a symbolic ritual gesture which marks the four points of the Cross on Calvary over one's body. It also represents loving God with all one's heart, soul, mind and strength.
Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and
of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Ki te ingoa o te Matua, o te Tamaiti o te
Wairua Tapu. Ameme. (Maori)

I le suafa o le Tama, ma le Alo, ma le Agaga
Pa’ia. Amene. (Samoan)

I he huafa o e Tamai, mo e Alo, mo e
Haumalie, ma’ oui’oni. Amene. (Tongan)

I te igoa o te Tamana, te Ataliki, ma te
Agaaga Tapu. Amene. (Tokelauan)

 

By Luka & Lui, Year 6

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