Saturday, April 23, 2011
More Lenten Crosses
Last week was Palm Sunday, and we studied the Celtic Cross. I didn't get great pictures, since our worship space is quite dark and I didn't want to use the flash. The Celtic Cross looks like a regular cross with a circle in the intersection of the two beams. Our pastor talked about crossroads in our lives -- the horizontal piece was like our lives as we move in the dimension of what we can see and know. But the vertical piece represents the fact that God intersected our lives in the person of Jesus. The circle represents Christ unifying us with God and with each other. . We set up a large celtic cross out of burlap so that we could walk on it and pray though these conceps. We made the circle out of palm branches with candles interspersed. At the base of the cross, communion was set up, since it is at the base of the cross that we all meet together.
Tomorrow is Easter -- hallelujah! Here's a couple of pictures which gives a little hint of what our celebratory worship is going to look like: