For the most part, The Church is only now beginning to explore and understand the importance of the world wide web for ministry, hospitality, and outreach. One of the early pioneers of online ministry is the Rev. Matthew J. Moretz, an Episcopal priest and creator of “Father Matthew Presents,” a series of light-hearted and informative video blogs begun in 2006.
Crossing oneself is a prayer for some, a reflex for others, and a superstitious gesture to many outside the tradition. It often appears in movies as shorthand for “this person believes in God” or “this person is reverting to their childhood belief” or “this person is really afraid.” No wonder that the video is one of the most frequently viewed on Father Matthew’s YouTube channel.