Barnabas in a School - A Dew Cross
To find ways to reconnect with the Christian faith families around the globe is a rising interest both in the Church and in the school. This kind of window into the multicultural and multinational Christian practices of today's Christianity is an important asset to give us a real image of what it means to be a Christian globally in the twenty-first-century," he said.
Of course, for Christians this is also an important proof of the lasting truths and strength of Jesus' history to affect life and change people. This link to the overall image was made in A-cross the Welt, edited by Barnabas in 2005, by the icon of the crucifix. Different chronicles of different Christians and different religious denominations around the globe are combined through this one pivotal mark of a common belief.
At the same embodiment, this multi-purpose crucifix was simultaneously conceived, created and adjusted to reflect a singular, indigenous manifestation of the same belief. Every crucifix brings a special history of how every fellowship lives and puts into practice the God's charity. There is a Bible connection with everyone with a question, backgrounds on the crucifix, tales to exchange and make an idea for a copy of the crucifix - enough materials for a meeting with kids in a group, in the class room or at an all-age-meeting.
It is one of a number of new crucifixes, and as in the first gathering, the overall goal is the same: to allow the child and adult to see the crucifix through the sight of other civilizations and customs; to stimulate discussions and discussions about why this particular historic occasion has continued to have such an impact on the world; to investigate how Christians have led meaningful life in a multitude of places, at different ages in the past and in different conditions, because they believe in a Christ who has passed away and resurrected - symbolized by the it.
In order to see an associated image for this crucifix, go to A Tau Crucifix 1 - Image and A Tau Cruxid 2 - Image. At this stage the impending devastation of the sacred town was on the horizon, but those who had stayed true are identified by a particular mark on their forelands.
Perhaps it was not visible to the unaided and could only be seen by God, like the mark of the crucifix with which the faithful are identified at their inauguration? Though the last character of contemporary Hebrew is no longer cross-shaped as described, the early Christians who commented on the Hebrew writings used their Grecian translations, in which dew was translated as "T".
To Christians, this T was Christ's crucifixion, which they thought was the fulfillment of the Old Testament promise. They used a Christendomed T. After his repentance, St. Francis worked with these men and adopted this T as his own coat of arms.
To Saint Francis the T represented life-long faithfulness to Christ and it was a sign of his promise to minister to the least and the last, like the outcast of his time. Francis often said to his brothers that they should reach out their hands and take the form of a dew crucifix to say that they feel obliged to be Christ-like persons who live God's merciful charity in Christ until their death.
Francis, both laity and consecrated, often bear this dew crucifix as an outward symbol of their fidelity to the way of Jesus. Probably the form of the dew crucifixion is the very form of the crucifixion on which Jesus was crossed. It would have been an erect pole and a crucifix, that is the part Jesus had to bear on his way to the hanging.
This dew cross is carried by those who are members of the Order of Saint Francis and follow the reign of Saint Francis. Today there are an estimate of more than half a million Franciscans in the various confessions of the Catholic world. And the Tau Cross looks a little like a sign.
Promote this concept by using it as a focal point for the handicraft, in which the two branches of the crucifix are called "the old" and "the new" at the top. Make as a group a large variation of the dew-mark. One could use a high, suitably decorated castor and push a long length of thick map or a bright sheet of timber through the slits carved out at the top to create a crosspiece that protrudes to the right and astraight.
Make icons in different colors in groups to depict Old and New Testament Bible tales and hanging on both sides of the crucifixion - on the lefthand side, where the Old Testament prophesies are depicted, hanging pictures of the different ways in which Jesus was foretold to come. Then a second sentence of similar pictures should be hanged on the opposite side as fulfillment, each of them in connection with something that occurred at Christmas or in the lifetime of Jesus.
She was crowned (a new king was foretold by Micah ) - compensated by the thorny throne that Jesus was wearing at Easter. One twig (a righteous twig predicted by Jeremiah) - compensated by the crucifixion made of the twig of a Christmas tablet. There is a newborn ( "Immanuel" is predicted by Isaiah) - compensated by Jesus as a newborn in the nativity scene in Bethlehem.
Pigeon (God's particular Messiah, who according to Isaiah would be the Prince of Peace) - compensated by the pigeon representing the Holy Spirit who came on Mary and later on Jesus at his christening. In the second part of Isaiah the particular Messiah is described as a shepherd who had to be slain - compensated by the shepherd and the flock who were visiting the Child Jesus; Jesus himself was named the Lamb of God by his uncle John and of course Jesus later described himself as the Good Shepherd.
He was a particular person (Daniel saw someone like the Son of Man come from heaven) - even-tempered by Jesus himself, who became man like us. These signposting ideas for the Tau Cross clearly show how the way from the biblical past to the present is continual and how what happens in the New Testament is directly related to what is described in the Old Testament.
The dedication to the five crucifixion sores of Christ was loved throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. It was in 1206 that Saint Francis was persuaded to alter his own way of living when, during a prayers before a shrine in San Damiano near Assisi, he listened to Jesus' voices tell him to repair the hangedapel.
I kneel before you, O good and holy Jesus, and with a deepest longing I implore you and implore you to imprint on my mind a living meaning of belief, trust and love for my neighbor, real remorse for my sin had a strong decision to make up.
I think with great love and sorrow about Your five sores and have before my face what the Messenger David said about You, O good Jesus: "They have penetrated my arms and my legs, they have numbered all my bone.