Then they repeat the "Let us adore," the Lord's Prayer, and read the Gospel (J ohn i.
Let them therefore not adore the cross.
Let them therefore not adore a cross of gold or silver or bronze or stone.
The Christ is an elect one, who, as the Cathars (q.v.) put it, having been consoled or become a Paraclete in the flesh, stands in prayer with his hands outspread in the form of a cross, while the congregation of hearers or audientes adore the Christ in him.