As we enter Passiontide, for two weeks our thoughts are concentrated upon the sufferings and death of Our Lord. However, the Cross is seen as a triumph and a victory. Even in church as the crucifixes and statues are covered: it is with purple: the colour of royalty that the church building is resplendent. "Sweetest wood and sweetest iron, sweetest weight is hung on thee" "now shines the Cross's victory"
The Sanctuary in Passiontide
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