Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I Promised to . . .

post a few pics of the processional cross used at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, since the topic came up during class tonight and some in the class hadn't seen it and didn't know what we were talking about.  Anyway, here are a few pics taken during the Installation Service in which you can see the cross (I tried to find some better pics, but couldn't, so these will have to do). 

A pic of the cross being processed in (having trouble seeing it?  Exactly!)

Here's a closer view (note the difference between this glass, see-through, cross-thingy, with the squiggly Jesus, and the actual crucifix over to the right - somehow I'm reminded of that "This or That" video produced by Brian Yamabe a few weeks before the synodical convention :)


So, there you go.  As I said tonight in class, I understand the confusion people have regarding this cross, because I don't get it either. 

3 comments:

Pastor Bakker said...

FYI, the crucifer is an alumnus of the campus ministry here at CMU :-) He and I have spoken about the processional cross there too, and all you can really do is shrug. It certainly requires you to have already seen other crucifixes to understand what it means - if you'd never seen one, you'd wonder about it too.

Michael Paul 白霈德牧師 said...

Having been to many, many chapel services in the CSL chapel over many, many years, I was SO delighted and relieved to see a REAL crucifix at the installation service!

Rev. Thomas C. Messer, SSP said...

Jon,

Definitely shrug-worthy!

Michael,

Exactly! And I was glad to see them use that REAL crucifix for the Gospel Procession during the Service. Great to see you Saturday, if only for a moment!