Trinity Church, Boston - Petrine cross.
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Title:Trinity Church, Boston - Petrine 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." This kneeling stool needlework cover from Trinity Church, Boston, is designed with the X cross, or the cross of the disciple Andrew. Although not in the biblical text, Christian tradition recorded Andrew's death as being a crucifixion on the cross in an X position, since he did not want to be crucified in the same position as Jesus had been, a position that was considered holy.

Donated by Anne Richardson, Nashville, TN.

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

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 - Petrine cross, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved June 13, 2024]. Original source: Image donated by Jim Womack and Anne Richardson.
Record Number:51524 Last Updated: 2022-06-19 16:16:12 Record Created: 2007-06-06 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition