Restrictions in church-building, in dress, in the use of beasts of burden, in social intercourse with Moslems, and in the use of bells and of the sign of the cross were enforced..
So in Christian initiations the sign of the cross is made on the brow, and in Revelation the redeemed are so marked.
They venerate pictures or images, and make the sign of the cross with one finger to show that Christ had but one nature.
In some parts of Europe it is still considered more efficacious than making the sign of the cross.
Princess Mary, supporting her sister-in-law, still looked with her beautiful eyes full of tears at the door through which Prince Andrew had gone and made the sign of the cross in his direction.