Lifting Out Holy Hands

This is just a little thing but it struck me as slightly interesting.

The Odes of Solomon 42:1-2 reads
I extended my hands and approached my Lord,
because the stretching out of my hands is His sign.
And my extension is the common cross,
that was lifted up on the way of the Righteous One.
From this it looks like this group of early Christ-believers use to stretch their hands outwards in prayer to make the shape of a cross. I have never come across that before. Perhaps a new liturgical action for charismatics, eh? Although not if they are standing too close to each other - a few broken noses then ("And they'll know we are Christians by our blood").


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