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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:36 am 
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Quick question: Is the Crucifix supposed to portray Christ suffering on the cross, or Christ dead on the cross?

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 Post subject: Re: Crucifix question
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Either one.

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 Post subject: Re: Crucifix question
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The one thing that annoys me about my home parish is that they have a "floating Christ" several feet in front of and above the cross. My sole consolation is that, from where I usually sit, Christ's shadow falls neatly on the cross, forming a kind of crucifix.

Yesterday, of course, Christ was covered with a purple drape tied in a knot at the bottom - the effect was full "Scooby-doo," if you get my meaning. "Distracting" did not begin to describe it. :nooo:

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 Post subject: Re: Crucifix question
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Mrs. Timmy wrote:
The one thing that annoys me about my home parish is that they have a "floating Christ" several feet in front of and above the cross. My sole consolation is that, from where I usually sit, Christ's shadow falls neatly on the cross, forming a kind of crucifix.

Yesterday, of course, Christ was covered with a purple drape tied in a knot at the bottom - the effect was full "Scooby-doo," if you get my meaning. "Distracting" did not begin to describe it. :nooo:


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 Post subject: Re: Crucifix question
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Mrs. Timmy wrote:
The one thing that annoys me about my home parish is that they have a "floating Christ" several feet in front of and above the cross. My sole consolation is that, from where I usually sit, Christ's shadow falls neatly on the cross, forming a kind of crucifix.

Yesterday, of course, Christ was covered with a purple drape tied in a knot at the bottom - the effect was full "Scooby-doo," if you get my meaning. "Distracting" did not begin to describe it. :nooo:


New pastor wants to drape the statues, so, it was a last minute scramble - my coworker had found some purple tablecloths and tried those on the statues in the back of the Church... sadly, instead of draped it looked as if we were making a youtube video with a ransom request.

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 Post subject: Re: Crucifix question
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Covering the statues is good. :fyi: Of course it should be done for the last two weeks of Lent (Passiontide).

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 Post subject: Re: Crucifix question
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Covering the statues is good. :fyi: Of course it should be done for the last two weeks of Lent (Passiontide).

we only did that one year in our parish, and i thought it was very appropriate and moving. it was done by a young very orthodox priest that my happy-clappy mass-should-be-fun parish fought tooth and nail for the bishop to get out of there. that priest confirmed me. i miss that priest. :cry:

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