cross of Calvary

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cross of Calvary a Latin cross set on three steps
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cross of Calvary See Calvary, 3.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Cross of Calvary the Latin cross or cross of crucifixion elevated 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.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. crois (Fr. croix)—L. cruc-em, orig. an upright post to which latterly a cross-piece was added.

Usage

In literature:

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
Visit of Le Moine; the story of Paul Gauguin; his house, and a search for his grave beneath the white cross of Calvary.
"White Shadows in the South Seas" by Frederick O'Brien
In the light of the Spirit she saw that the Star of Bethlehem always leads to the cross of Calvary.
"Christmas Stories And Legends" by Various
The most familiar proof of this in regard to religion is his extraordinary tirade against the Cross of Calvary.
"Among Famous Books" by John Kelman
The Scottish legend says they tremble because the cross of Calvary was made from an aspen tree.
"Some Winter Days in Iowa" by Frederick John Lazell
The life of our Lord, which began in the Bethlehem manger, culminated on the cross of Mount Calvary.
"Van Dyck" by Estelle M. Hurll
I was nailed to the Cross of Mount Calvary.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
What seemed to be a failure around the Cross of Calvary and in the garden has been the grandest recorded success.
"Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence" by Various
For such as these the Christ died on the Cross of Calvary.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
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
The Cross of Calvary was to the Gnostic Teacher the outer and efficacious sign of this Mystery or Sacrament.
"The Gnôsis of the Light" by F. Lamplugh
On my knees before the cross of Calvary I have striven to pray, as a man wrestles for his life with the waves of a great ocean.
"A Monk of Cruta" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Flee, my friends, to-night to Calvary, and get under the shadow of the cross.
"Wondrous Love" by Dwight Moody
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
The tomb of Lazarus at Bethany was in sight from the cross on Calvary.
"The Christ Of Paul" by George Reber
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
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:

Beside the Cross on Calvary
She watched them as they diced.
She saw the Devil join the game
And win the Robe of Christ.
"The Robe Of Christ" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer
At the foot of the Cross on Calvary
Three soldiers sat and diced,
And one of them was the Devil
And he won the Robe of Christ.
"The Robe Of Christ" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer
Which tells me of my Saviour's love
And infinite compassion,
Which brought Him from His throne above
To Calvary's cross and passion.
"The Grandest Theme" by Joseph Horatio Chant
“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
Robb'd of his clothes, which he was us'd to wear,
On his bare back, his cross they made Him bear;
Tow'rds Calvary he dragg'd it on with pain,
Where, on its brow, the guiltless Lamb as slain.
"The Life And Death Of Christ" by Rees Prichard
Though the noble boy with laughing joy
Had borne up the mountain road
The altar wood, which in mournful mood
His sire had helped to load,
Type of Him who dragged up Calvary,
The cross on which he was doomed to die.
"Abraham’s Sacrifice" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon

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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