Calvary cross

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Calvary cross a Latin cross set on three steps
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Quotations

  • Alexander Maclaren
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    “We believe that the history of the world is but the history of His influence and that the center of the whole universe is the cross of Calvary.”

Usage

In literature:

And above, the rock-strewn Calvary: and crowning its summit, clear against the starlit sky, the cold, dark cross.
"All Roads Lead to Calvary" by Jerome K. Jerome
When the priest and the lad reached the calvary they turned towards it, bowed, crossed themselves, and the lad rang a little silver bell.
"The Pomp of the Lavilettes, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
We have followed the Way of Sorrows to the very end and now stand on Calvary watching by the Cross, waiting for the death of the Son of God.
"Our Lady Saint Mary" by J. G. H. Barry
In the misty light I saw the Christ upon the cross as on Calvary.
"White Shadows in the South Seas" by Frederick O'Brien
He felt himself standing on Calvary, beside the cross of his Master.
"The Golden House" by Mrs. Woods Baker
If we could measure all which was accomplished on Calvary's cross, then we could also measure His joy, the joy of the Lord.
"The Lord of Glory" by Arno Gaebelein
He saw Christ going up Calvary carrying His cross.
"Wondrous Love" by Dwight Moody
This represents the cross Christ bore on His sacred shoulders to Calvary, and upon which He was crucified.
"Mary, Help of Christians" by Various
This represents the cross Christ bore on His sacred shoulders to Calvary, and upon which He was crucified.
"Reasonableness of Catholic Ceremonies and Practices" by John J. Burke
The cross on Calvary looked huge and misshapen, the marbles like the phantoms of those below.
"A Daughter of the Vine" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Are you not ready to take up your cross, and follow him to Calvary?
"Old Wine and New" by Joseph Cross
It is He who leads them to Calvary, and shows them the cross, that their hearts may be bound up and healed.
"Practical Religion" by John Charles Ryle
The tomb of Lazarus at Bethany was in sight from the cross on Calvary.
"The Christ Of Paul" by George Reber
Calvary is seen in the distance where the crosses for the two thieves have already been placed.
"The Great Painters' Gospel" by Henry Turner Bailey
And when our Lord had risen from the dead, the Jews moved with envy, took the crosses from Mount Calvary, and hid them in the earth.
"Heroines of the Crusades" by C. A. Bloss
The mere feat of carrying a wooden cross strong enough to bear a man from Jerusalem to Calvary, up a hill, is no light one.
"The Wanderings of a Spiritualist" by Arthur Conan Doyle
The cedar, after many ages, was that of which the Cross of Calvary was made.
"Curiosities of Christian History" by Croake James
The soldiers seized this man, and made him help Jesus in carrying the cross, until they came to Calvary.
"Hurlbut's Life of Christ For Young and Old" by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
He traveled from the eternal throne of God in heaven, down to the depth's of Calvary's cross.
"Notes on the book of Exodus" by C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh
Above this is placed a Calvary cross of alabaster with gemmed and inlaid arms and trefoiled ends.
"Historical Description of Westminster Abbey" by Anonymous
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In poetry:

One said—'My life was twilight from the first;
'But on my Calvary,
'Beside my cross, another Cross was raised
'In utter love for me.'
"In The Garden" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
With fusillade and open fire
They rushed on turret, dome and spire,
And loudly with a million hoofs,
Their calvary crossed groaning roofs.
"Manhattan" by Charles Hanson Towne
Thus everywhere we find our suffering God,
And where He trod
May set our steps: the Cross on Calvary
Uplifted high
Beams on the martyr host, a beacon light
In open fight.
"Wednesday Before Easter" by John Keble
“The salt of earth—the blood that loved them best,
Out of the ground it cries that all may hear,
From the dark cross on sullen Calvary’s crest
To Bruno’s flaming bier.
"Ad Astra" by George Essex Evans
On the small pear-bud, with its silver calyx,
Some one (I know not who) has set a cross,
Rosy and glowing. On that Calvary-rood
Love might hang long, and know not pain or loss.
"Little Things" by Mary Webb
Oh, the poor malefactor, heavy is His load!
Now He falls beneath it and they goad Him on.
Sure the road to Calvary's a steep up-hill road --
Is there none to help Him with His Cross -- not one?
Must He bear it all alone?
"Good Friday, A.D. 33" by Katharine Tynan

In news:

On April 8, St Mark Catholic Church middle school students presented "The Road to Calvary," a dramatization of the Stations of the Cross.
Stephanie Katherine Dahl and Shane Kenneth Malvin were united in marriage Sept 22 at Cross of Calvary Church in Olivia.
The faithful of Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church mark Good Friday with their annual Cross Walk , carrying a wooden cross through downtown Clarkston.
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