Saturday, May 4, 2013
BLESSING OF THE MAY CROSSES
Last Friday, May 3rd, we had our May crosses blessed. Before 1960, there were two feasts of the Holy Cross; one on May 3rd, which was later removed from the calendar, and September 14 which remains.
Still, there is a traditional blessing of crosses on May 3 and we took advantage of it.
The crosses are dressed in flowers to remind us of the Life-giving Cross, the Tree of Life. They were meant in olden days to be put in fields and vineyards and other places for protection of crops and of life. Although few of us are farmers anymore, we always need protection.