Flowering of the Cross

It should strike us as odd that as Christians, we celebrate and even adorn ourselves with an instrument of torture and death.  Of course, in doing so, we are not expressing barbarity or worse.  We celebrate this instrument of torture and death, the cross, for what it symbolizes – the hope we have in the death and resurrection of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, who conquered the finality of death through His own death and who gives life eternal through his resurrection.  This instrument of death is now a symbol of joy and hope.

Next Thursday, we will hold our annual Flowering of the Cross assemblies.

  • Logic and Rhetoric School students, faculty and parents are invited to the Lyceum between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m. where one of the crosses will be on display. They are invited to bring a cut flower (preferably trimmed to a six inch stem) to place on the wooden cross and spend a few minutes in prayer and reflection.
  • At 8:30 a.m., our Grammar School students will arrive in the MPB where they too will place a cut flower on a cross. Parents are welcome to join us and will be invited at the end of the student procession to place a flower on the cross as well.

The flowers placed on the cross vividly illustrate the transformation that Christians experience as we die with Christ to our old and sinful selves and enter into a new and abundant life through Him.  The crosses will remain on display for the remainder of the day for those who wish to take photographs.

Immediately following the Grammar School assembly, GCL will host a time of prayer in the new 3rd-5th grade classroom buildings.  Please join us as we pray for our school community and for all that God will do within these new buildings.

Brad Ryden

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