dedication cross

dedication cross

A cross painted or carved on the wall of a church to indicate any one of the twelve spots touched with chrism by the bishop at the consecration ceremony of the church.
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One of the dedication crosses placed there at the time of construction still remains.
"[The Mass] will be followed by a special ceremony, which will include the lighting of dedication candles and the installation of dedication crosses symbolizing the founding of our Catholic Church...with Jesus as the head," said Msgr.
Cardiff is expecting more than 2,000 dedication crosses to be planted in its Field of Remembrance in Cathays Park, which will be officially opened by Welsh war hero Sir Tasker Watkins at 11am tomorrow.