We adore thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee,
for by Thy cross Thou hast redeemed the world
I knew when we moved here that I wanted a cross wall.
Not as a “collection” but as a beautiful statement (because the cross is beautiful) that Christians live here and Christ reigns.
And because as St. John Chrysostom said; “The cross is our trophy raised against the demons, our sword against sin, and the sword Christ used to pierce the serpent.”
I only had a few of the crosses when we moved here but I’ve been scouring ebay for more. There are many to be found and for very good prices.
I knew I wanted a large crucifix but I also knew that it was bound to be pricey. Well, God provided and I found a beautiful crucifix at a very good price. In hand it is even more beautiful than I expected -but why should I be surprised?
A few of the crosses were gifts. The small celitc one on the top right was brought home from Ireland by my one of my sons on his way home from a tour in Iraq.
The clock, well, I needed a clock in that room and it seemd like a good fit.
For now I think I will leave the wall as it is. My goal isn’t to have as many different kinds of crosses as possible but just to add a few here and there over the years.
“But it behoves us to glory in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, in whom is our salvation, life, and resurrection; by whom we were saved and delivered.”
Update on Friday, September 16, 2011
On the evening of the Exaltation of the Cross —after I posted about my cross wall, my dear friend Sally brought me this absolutely gorgeous cross as a house warming gift!
It is a beautiful addition to the cross wall!
I also found this little votive holder on the clearance table at K-mart today.
It coordinates nicely I think.
[Originally posted at In House Journal]
Reader Comments from In House:
I love crosses too! I even had a similar post the other day with a close up of one of my crosses with blue paint in the background so when I saw yours I felt I had met a kindred spirit!
September 15, 2011 | Misty
Michele, you have a lovely spacious home and some beautiful crosses and crucifixes! I was wondering what that gadget is that is holding your book of Saints?? We have the same book and it never stays open on the right page unless I lay something (like a rock) on it.
September 16, 2011 | Stephanie in Germany
It’s a display stand. My sister gave it to me a few years ago but I see them around quite a bit here in the US. Checking Amazon I found a very similar one: 9in. Tall Black Iron Display Stand
Also, because the book is so heavy I put a strong piece of cardboard behind it to keep it straight. It can’t be seen from the front but it keeps the book from bending back so far that the binding breaks.
September 16, 2011 | [Michele]