The Symbol Of The Cross In Worship

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The one symbol used in perhaps every tradition of worship is the cross. This article presents advice on appropriate ways that a cross may be displayed in the worship space.

It is desirable that there be only one cross visible in the chancel during the celebration of the liturgy. Depending on the architecture of the building and its furnishings, such a cross may be simple and unadorned, or elaborately decorated.

In a church with a free-standing altar, a fixed cross may appropriately be...


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