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Located in the Chancel and above the altar is the original, hand-crafted, wooden cross made by Ed Barber, a Baptist, of Maywood (deceased). The cross was presented to Holy Cross prior to the building dedication and is shown in the photographs taken during the 1964 Building Dedication Ceremony, at which Bishop Allin presided.
As we progress through the Liturgical Calendar various colors are used to indicate seasons of the Church and Holy Days. During special Seasons and on Holy Days the Chancel Cross is draped with a veil to indicate the Season or Holy Day. Additionally, the Altar and the Abbo are adorned with Altar Clothes of the same color. Refer to the Liturgical Calendar to determine the colors used for each Season or Holy Day.
The various colors of the seasons of the church are Blue, White, Green, Purple, and Red, as indicated below:
The Chancel Cross is veiled in a Black Veil only one day of the year, Good Friday. Additionally, a Cross of Thorns is placed at the top of the cross, as explained below, the Altar is stripped bare and two "nails" are placed on the Altar, all as symbols of the Passion of Christ.