April 16, 2011
This is an especially striking and beautiful way to symbolize the new life that emerges from the death of Good Friday. Some churches use a chicken wire mesh over the cross and have worshipers each place flowers on the cross as part of the Easter service or as they arrive at church on Easter morning. For this to be effective, there must be enough flowers to cover all of the front and sides of the cross. The contrast between the starkly bare cross that worshipers have seen for 40 days and the living flowering cross of Easter Sunday dramatically and visually represents the new life that they are celebrating as witnesses to the very instrument of death and endings transformed into life and new beginnings.
We invite you to bring flowers to OOTBWC on Easter Sunday morning and help with flowering the cross.