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Sunday 7 October 2012

Cemetery Sunday - Celtic Cross



Legend tells how St. Patrick, whilst preaching to a group of people he wished to convert to Christianity, was shown a sacred standing stone that was marked with a circle symbol of the moon goddess. Patrick then made the mark of a Latin cross through the circle and blessed the stone making the first Celtic Cross.




To the Christian and Catholic faith the Celtic Cross symbolises the enteral endless love of God as shown through the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross.  But what ever their meaning, I find Celtic Crosses to be some of the most beautiful cemetery art.







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7 comments:

  1. Yes they're lovely aren't they? Might be my choice for my own.

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    1. There's just something about them. I can't quite put my finger on it, but after Celtic Crosses, angels are my next favourite.

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  2. Your cross photos are really lovely, especially that first one. Where was that taken?

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    1. It was taken at All Saints Cemetery in Maidenhead, Berkshire, UK. It is quite an impressive cross with lots of cravings.

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  3. These celtic crosses are very beautiful.

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  4. I like that almost every one you see is slightly different.

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  5. yes, those are always interesting to see!

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