2004-03-26 / Community

Crucifix To Be Dedicated At St. Edmunds

Crucifix To Be Dedicated At St. Edmunds

Crucifix To Be Dedicated At St. Edmunds

A newly carved crucifix will be dedicated on Good Friday, 4/09 at St. Ed mund’s Church, Breezy Point, at 2:30 p.m.A0The outdoor wooden cross and realistic corpus have been the labor ofA0Deacon Bernard Deschler, an architect whose sculpting avocation previously produced the stained-glass doors at St. Thomas More Church, Rockaway Point.A0

Deschler’s depiction of the corpus, the body of the crucified Christ, is the result ofA0extensive medical research prior to the actual carving of the statue.A0

The new portrayal of Christ re flects more accurately the cruelty in the ancient Roman method of ex treme punishment.A0

Following the dedication of this artistic representation on Calvary, the congregants will assemble within the church for the 3 p.m. recitation of the traditional Stations of the Cross.


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