I cannot think of a better way to begin construction of the sanctuary renewal than with the feast of the Triumph of the Cross. I was quite moved last week when I realized that God had planned the beginning of our construction to coincide with this great feast! As we move the statue of the risen Lord to the entrance, where it’s open arms will appropriately welcome folks into the church building, we will place the crucifix in the sanctuary beneath a great arch. The arch is a classic symbol of triumph in roman architecture, and placing the crucifix under it reminds us of the triumphant power of the cross over sin and death. The crucifix is the greatest sign of God’s love for us and it’s placement in the center of our church and worship will allow us to always unite our sufferings with Christ’s, and experience the healing power of His resurrection!