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Why Do We Make the Sign of the Cross?

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Why Do We Make the Sign of the Cross?


Baseball players make the Sign of the Cross before stepping up to the plate, and basketball players cross themselves at the free throw line. Even Sarah Sherman’s TV rabbi in the comedy “You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah,” crosses herself. Popular culture views the sign of the cross as a request for divine assistance. But it is more accurate to view it as an expression of our faith. It is the faith that the death of every human being belongs to God’s reality, because God has chosen the human reality to be God’s very own.




Tuesday, March 12


7:00-8:30 PM


St. Jude the Apostle


Dr Mark F Fischer