31 March 2018

A well-traveled crucifix


This crucifix has special meaning for me. Having been raised in a protestant family, it is the very first crucifix I ever had.  It felt almost an act of daring when I purchased it at the old S.P.C.K. shop on the High Street in Salisbury, England. I had it in my College study there, and it then was in my office at the Anglican parish I served in Bristol, England. It was brought back to America when we returned, and it was in my office at both Episcopal parishes in which I served. It hung in the first parish office when we came to Texas to found Our Lady of the Atonement (the office shared the rectory laundry room). Finally I had it embedded with this relic of the True Cross in 1987, when we began using it for the Veneration of the Cross.