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Imagining the Lectionary: Easter set in stone
Reflection accompanying image “Cornish Celtic Cross with Christ Crucified and Risen set against dramatic sky
Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”  (John 20:18)
For centuries this figure of Christ Crucified and Risen, carved on the head of a Celtic Cross in Cornwall, has proclaimed the heart of the Christian Faith to the world.  One can imagine the pristine pride and confidence with which it was first commissioned and put into place at the heart of the landscape. Fresh stone raised up for a freshly expressed faith. How extraordinary and novel it must have seemed at the time,the source no doubt of much wonderment and many questions in the minds of local people.

Now it is not only badly weathered but is also being rendered even more indistinct by an increasingly luxuriant covering of lichen. How long will it be before Christ becomes invisible to passers by

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