Cross, Processional

A large cross mounted on a pole which is carried by a deacon at the head of a procession during feasts, celebrations, and other special occasions. The crossbearer (crucifier) is followed by two other deacons, each carrying a fan, and then by the rest of the deacons follow as well, all holding banners.


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  • cross, processional —  Крест процессуальный …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • Processional Cross — • A crucifix which is carried at the head of a procession, and which is usually mounted upon a long staff or handle Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Processional Cross     Processional Cross …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Cross of Lothair — The front side of the Cross of Lothair …   Wikipedia

  • Cross of Cong — Wood engraved illustration of the Cross of Cong. Material Various (incl. gold, silver, niello copper). Created Early Medieval Period (1123 CE 1127 CE) …   Wikipedia

  • Cross-Bearer — • The cleric or minister who carries the processional cross, that is, a crucifix provided with a long staff or handle Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Cross Bearer     Cross Bearer …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Cross of Justin II — The Cross of Justin II or Crux Vaticana (Latin for Vatican Cross ) in the Treasury of Saint Peter s in St Peter s Basilica, is a processional cross and also a reliquary of the True Cross, one of the oldest surviving, if not the oldest.[1] It is a …   Wikipedia

  • Processional Cross — A processional cross is a crucifix which is carried at the head of Roman Catholic and some Anglican processions. [CathEncy|wstitle=Processional Cross] ReferencesThey may be used on holidays such as Easter( …   Wikipedia

  • cross — crossable, adj. crossability, n. /kraws, kros/, n., v., adj., crosser, crossest. n. 1. a structure consisting essentially of an upright and a transverse piece, upon which persons were formerly put to death. 2. any object, figure, or mark… …   Universalium

  • Cross — /kraws, kros/, n. Wilbur Lucius, 1862 1948, U.S. educator: governor of Connecticut 1931 39. * * * I Principal symbol of Christianity, recalling the crucifixion of Jesus. There are four basic iconogaphic representations: the crux quadrata, or… …   Universalium

  • Processional — In feasts, Clergymen oftenly practice processions, preceded by a crucifier with a processional cross. Bishops and priests carry censers while the deacons carry candles. Processions take place in the Sanctuary and in the nave of the church as a… …   Dictionary of church terms

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