St. Melania the Younger

St. Melania the Younger of Rome
- December 31

 

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The Significance of the Cross
in Christianity

When accompanied by faith in Christ, the sign of the Cross has power over sin, death, and Satan.

Cyril of Jerusalem said, "It is a powerful safeguard... it is a grace from God, a badge of the faithful, and a terror to devils. For when they see the Cross, they are reminded of the Crucified; they fear Him who has smashed the heads of the dragons." Despise not the seal as a free gift, but rather for this reason honor your Benefactor all the more." (Catechsis 13, ch. 36)

 

 

 

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