Trinity Church, Boston - Jerusalem Cross.
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Title:Trinity Church, Boston - Jerusalem Cross
Notes:Trinity Church, Boston, was completed in 1877. Its architect was H. H. Richardson, and numerous artists and craftspeople contributed to the interior design. In 1971, Trinity was designated a National Historic Landmark for "possessing "exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States." Kneeling stool needlework cover from Trinity Church, Boston. This cover represents the Jerusalem Cross. It served as the cross for the Crusaders, with the four arms representing the spread of Christianity to the four corners of the earth. The smaller crosses are symbolic of the four gospels, the cornerstone of the story of Jesus' life.

Donated by Anne Richardson, Nashville, TN.

Building:Trinity Church (Boston, Mass.)
Country:United States

Lectionary links:BPalm
General Subject:Cross

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Copyright Source:Image donated by Jim Womack and Anne Richardson
Copyright Permission:Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0
Attribution:Trinity Church, Boston - Jerusalem Cross, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved March 1, 2024]. Original source: Image donated by Jim Womack and Anne Richardson.
Record Number:51525 Last Updated: 2022-06-19 16:15:57 Record Created: 2007-06-06 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition