Marked with a Tau on the forehead as a type of the Cross


In today’s first reading of the Holy Mass, Ezekiel (9:4) describes how the faithful are marked with a “tau” on the forehead to preserve them from destruction. The “tau” is the letter “t” and according to the Fathers it corresponds to the sign of the cross received on the forehead at baptism.

In his commentary on Ezekiel, Origen interprets the meaning of the mark:

“The shape of the letter ‘Tau’ presented a resemblance to the figure of the Cross and that therein was contained a prophesy of the sign which is made by Christians upon their foreheads, for all the faithful make this sign in commencing any undertaking and especially at the beginning of prayer or of reading Holy Scripture. (Origen, In Ezekiel, 3)

This marking on the forehead is mocked by Satan with the Apocalyptic “mark of the Beast”. Click here to listen to the podcast on “Mark of the Beast and Caesar” by Taylor Marshall.

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Marked with a Tau on the forehead as a type of the Cross


In today’s first reading of the Holy Mass, Ezekiel (9:4) describes how the faithful are marked with a “tau” on the forehead to preserve them from destruction. The “tau” is the letter “t” and according to the Fathers it corresponds to the sign of the cross received on the forehead at baptism.

In his commentary on Ezekiel, Origen interprets the meaning of the mark:

“The shape of the letter ‘Tau’ presented a resemblance to the figure of the Cross and that therein was contained a prophesy of the sign which is made by Christians upon their foreheads, for all the faithful make this sign in commencing any undertaking and especially at the beginning of prayer or of reading Holy Scripture. (Origen, In Ezekiel, 3)

This marking on the forehead is mocked by Satan with the Apocalyptic “mark of the Beast”. Click here to listen to the podcast on “Mark of the Beast and Caesar” by Taylor Marshall.

Download My Book for Free
Thomas Aquinas in 50 Pages
Over 15,000 copies downloaded! This is a quick and easy way to learn the basic philosophy and theology of Saint Thomas Aquinas. The Popes of the last 300 years have endorsed St Thomas Aquinas. Learn more through this accessible resources. Download it for free.