This is a four panel comic strip I decided to create using a quote from Elder Cleopa of Romania about making the Sign of the Cross.
Do not do anything without signing yourself with the sign of the cross. When you depart on a journey, when you begin your work, when you go to study, when you are alone, when you are with other people, seal yourself with the Holy Cross on your forehead, your body, your chest, your heart, your lips, your eyes, your ears. All of you should be sealed with the sign of Christ’s victory over hell. Then you will no longer be afraid of charms, evil spirits, or sorcery, because there are dissolved by the power of the Cross like wax before fire and like dust before the wind. – Elder Cleopa of Romania
I really love this quote because it explains just how powerful the Sign of the Cross is and why it is so important for Orthodox Christians to sign themselves in every situation. As Jesus himself said, “take up the cross, and follow Me,” and that is what we’re doing when we make the Sign of the Cross.
To view a time lapse video of the creation process of this comic strip, view my latest blog post.
If you enjoy my latest comic, please feel free to share with your friends and families. And also please take a moment to leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
MilovanJanuary 19, 2023 at 8:15 am
Sealing things with Christ, sounds good. I see Fr Gabriel is still on top of the mountain from the last episode. Keep up the good work!
Nicholas TamrazJanuary 20, 2023 at 8:22 am
Thanks for your comment Milovan. Yeah I always try to seal everything with the sign of the cross. This is Christ’s blessing and protection. Glory to God! Yeah Father Gabriel loves being on top of the mountain. He feels closer to God up there!