Christmas tree becomes Good Friday cross

Barbara McCallen and Eleanor Alcock, Altar Guild members at St. Cuthbert’s Oakville, place their Palm Sunday crosses on the large 2018 Good Friday cross made from the parish’s 2017 Christmas tree.

The lights, ornaments and branches adorning the Nova Scotian balsam fir at Christmas were removed and replaced with a rough wooden cross which became the centre of the Good Friday worship.

St C Good Friday
Photo: Hollis Hiscock

During the service people came forward and pinned their individual palm cross on the Jesus’ cross symbolically renewing their Christian covenant and commitment.