Friday, June 6, 2008
jesus makes us clean
the cross of consecration (as this particular cross is known) was first used by the carolingian empire as a sign of the purifying blood of jesus.
anytime i see a cross other than the (typical, protestant) roman cross i get excited...hence, we used this one
jesus makes us right
this is a cross made of several triquetas and a circle. it is a symbol made of several other symbols, demonstrating that we are made right with god, with one another, with the church, and with the world around us.
jesus brings us together
this is an icon of the vine and the branches. it was used to show that we find our commonality in jesus christ.
jesus makes us whole
this is a triqueta, an ancient symbol of the trinity. the pattern of the triqueta has often thought to be the "map" of steps for a dance of celebration. the dance, like the trinity, depends on mutuality and interdependence.