The Doxford Cross

made ca. 1970
by local artist
Gair Hedley.

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I bind myself
(postcard)

drawn in 1999 by
A.J. Palmer

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The Doxford Cross is over two metres high and is made from individually modelled ceramic tiles. The cross is mounted on the front wall of the church auditorium behind the pulpit.
In the arms of the cross are two fish and at the head is the crown of thorns. It is set upon a circle representing the world for whom Christ died. Under the crossbar written in the vertical are the capital Greek letters spelling the word IXQUS = fish. This is a mnemonic for:-

This postcard is an inspirational card based on the same spiritual concept as the breatplate prayer of St. Patrick.

In using this daily prayer and affirmation the Christian commits themself to Christ, but also to his way. As we use it we trust that He knows best for us, and trust that even though don't always fully understand it, he has a purpose for our lives that is for our good.

The Binding Prayer is drawn in a Celtic uncial font alongside the Cross of Christ, to remind us that we are set free at great cost to God. Alongside the cross is a spring flowing from rock, to represent the refreshing ever flowing stream of grace and love that flows from the one who is the solid foundaiton for our lives.

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This graphic may be used within churches and
fellowships,but not in material that is to be sold.

Greek represents Greek means
I (iota) Iesus Jesus
X (chi) Cristos Christ
Q (theta) Theou of God
U (upsilon) Uios the Son
S (Sigma) Soter Saviour
The early Christians, persecuted for their faith, used the simple symbol of the fish as a secret sign. If you were talking to someone and suspected that they might also be a Christian then in the dust you would draw a fish symbol, and then rub it out. (like a doodle). If they replied with a similar symbol then you knew you shared the same faith.

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This graphic may be used within churches and
fellowships,but not in material that is to be sold.

Site designed and constructed by Andrew J. Palmer Jan 2002