CROSS: The Sign of our FAITH

CROSS: The Sign of our FAITH

In Ancient Greek, a sign is known to be a mark of ownership. Thus doing the sign means we are letting yourself to be owned by God. A seal we that we acknowledge being a warrior of Christ.
This sign in itself is already a prayer.
Doing the sign means we open ourselves to God’s grace. Moving our hands from the forehead to our heart/womb, then to our shoulders, we are asking God to bless our mind, our body and the very core of our desires and passion to Christ.

” Pope Innocent III wrote in his instructions on making the Sign of the Cross. Holding two fingers together—either the thumb with the ring finger or with index finger—also represents the two natures of Christ. This is also reinforced by using three fingers to make the sign, according to Pope Innocent III.

 

Ultimately by tracing the sign of the cross we are recalling Christ’s passion on the crucifixion. Thus we are affirming our belief of the Holy Trinity. When we appeal to the trinity, we fix our attention to God who made us.

We praise and lift up God’s name everytime to do the sign of the cross, thus signifies the power of His name as noted in the scriptures:

Philippians 2:10, St. Paul tells us that “at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heavens and on earth and under the earth.”

John 14:13-14, Jesus Himself said, “And whatever you ask in my name, I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything of me in my name, I will do it.”

Whoever wishes to follow Christ “must deny himself” and “take up his cross” as Jesus told the disciples in Matthew 16:24. In crossing our shoulders we ask God “to support us—to shoulder us—in our suffering,” Ghezzi writes. Reaffirm our baptism. In using the same words with which we were baptized, the Sign of the Cross is a “summing up and re-acceptance of our baptism,” according to then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger.

Witness to others. As a gesture often made in public, the Sign of the Cross is a simple way to witness our faith to others. “Let us not then be ashamed to confess the Crucified

Alma Mater

Reading and singing it on my head reminds me so much of the 4 years that I’ve spent in this school. I credit all I’ve learned about teaching and loving this passion to all teachers/professors, friends and students that I have encountered from 2001 – 2005.
 This is a memory; like that of a familiar scent that brings back beautiful recollections of the college/university life. Indeed beautiful and unforgettable. Like many of us, we somehow kept those stories behind our mind but once reminded by a song, a photo perhaps, our heart jumps in happiness… realizing that somewhere in our past – an encounter like this happened.
Above is the university’s Alma Mater song… I’m not sure if they have changed it to date – but in 2005 this was our theme song!
CNU, Gipalangga ko ikaw!
May we get another encounter again soon!
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Blog post by : JM Kayne

Details

 Details…  #JDWedding

Whenever I hear that a friend is getting married, I always find it exciting for the bride to start the preparations! I admit, it’s stressful but at the end it feels fulfilling and fun! On this blog, I would like to share some details of our wedding preps – the items that we personally pick to be a part of our big day. Although I have already shared it on the Travel Theme blog post – yet I wanna share more! So read on and enjoy… who knows, you may get more ideas that could help you or your friend too!

Reception Venue – Fort San Pedro (Cebu)

Welcome note – Original photo before painting…

 

 

 

 

 Necklace – Kokobear bought it for me. It’s swarovski crytal… 🙂

 

Bride’s Bouquet – Original design has a smaller size white flowers.

 

 

Groom’s men

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handmade paper airplanes used for the our reception entrance!

 

Preparation sessions in at home (Bulacao), hands on ang Kokobears!

 

 

 

 Radisson Blu – SM – our Official residence overnight!

Teaser – Love stamp

 

 

The Original gown design I got from Pronovias…

 

 

One of my favorite pre-nup photo… Totally candid!

 

Promise ring / Engagement ring