Altar Crosses

Artist Ed Haddaway created these 5 crosses as part of the altar suite in the late 1960s. Additional pieces in the suite include the altar, credence table and processional cross. The crosses, which are installed on the south wall above the altar area, are designed to change with each season as a way of marking the meaning of that part of the Church year. Each cross is specifically named and described below.

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Crux Immissa: This empty Roman cross represents the mystery of the intersection of heaven and earth. It is used during Advent and Christmas.

Crux Commissa: The Tau Cross is the Epiphany cross in which the Christ Child was revealed to the whole world through the visit of the Magi.

Corpus Christi: The cross used during Lent has the figure of the dead Christ as the reminder of the cost of our salvation.

Crux Resurrectionis: The butterflies on the Easter banner draping the empty cross symbolize the rebirth from death.

Christus Rex: The Cross for Ordinary time Christ the King reigns from the cross from after Pentecost until the beginning of Advent

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