Processional Crosses

Crosses mounted on staffs and carried in Christian religious processions. It seems to have been in general use from very early times, given that it is mentioned in the Roman "Ordines" as to suggest that such a cross belonged to each church.

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processional crosses
processional cross
crosses, processional
cross, processional
processiekruisen Dutch
processiekruis Dutch
croix de procession French
croci processionali Italian
croce processionale Italian
croce portatile Italian
croce astile Italian
cruces procesionales Spanish
cruz procesional Spanish

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Crosses mounted on staffs and carried in Christian religious processions. It seems to have been in general use from very early times, given that it is mentioned in the Roman "Ordines" as to suggest that such a cross belonged to each church.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300263685. The J. Paul Getty Trust.