Monthly Archive for August, 2008

The Mosaic in the Parish Hall

The mosaic icon designed by Chris Gosey and assembled with the help of parishioners contains much Christian symbolism, in the colors and shapes as well as the materials used to construct it.

In general, the colors take on the following meanings: blue for the heavenly realm, the place where God lives; green for the growth given us through the Holy Spirit; gold for the light of Christ that shines over the world and imbues it with spiritual knowledge; white for the purity given us as a gift during baptism; and red for Christ’s redeeming blood and for the fire of the Holy Spirit that burns away sin and gives new life in Him. Continue reading ‘The Mosaic in the Parish Hall’

Coming to Holy Cross from the Roman Catholic Tradition

Holy Cross is part of the Episcopal Church, in turn connected to the worldwide Anglican Communion. Most of us, however, did not start out as Episcopalians, and many of us would not define our faith with a denominational label. Holy Cross welcomes people from many faith backgrounds, as well as those without any prior church connection. The roominess of Anglicanism offers a particular welcome to folks from a variety of backgrounds. This web page, which is available at the church in booklet form, is designed to help those coming from the Roman Catholic Church to better understand the Episcopal or Anglican tradition. Continue reading ‘Coming to Holy Cross from the Roman Catholic Tradition’

Coming to Holy Cross from a Protestant Tradition

Holy Cross is part of the Episcopal Church, in turn connected to the worldwide Anglican Communion. Most of us, however, did not start out as Episcopalians, and many of us would not define our faith with a denominational label. Holy Cross welcomes people from many faith backgrounds, as well as those without any prior church connection. The roominess of Anglicanism offers a particular welcome to folks from a variety of backgrounds. This web page, which is also available in booklet form at church, is designed to help those coming from other branches of Protestantism to better understand the Episcopal or Anglican tradition. Continue reading ‘Coming to Holy Cross from a Protestant Tradition’