Jesus doesn’t burden the church apart from his word

Jesus told the church in the Apocalypse, “No other burden do I lay on you.”  Tertullian mentions that the sign of the cross was absent from the church in the first 150 years.   Therefore, Jesus didn’t burden the church with the sign of the cross.

Now, I am not necessarily opposed to making the sign.  However, if a relatively small thing yet eventually universal thing like the sign of the cross was absent from the church, meaning it could not have been established by the apostles, what do we say of the larger ceremonies?

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