Friday, July 30, 2010
The Celtic Cross
--C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) British writer and scholar.
We're doing things big on the campus of Milligan College. Last year, the College installed a 4,000 pound buffalo sculpture in front of Derthick Hall. This summer, the impressive 18 foot tall, 8,000 pound cross sculpture you see above was installed on the Mary Sword Commons. Both sculptures were made possible by a generous donation by an alumna to the College. Click here to see amazing photos of its construction. Press release here.
The cross sculpture is modeled after the elaborately adorned 12 foot Celtic cross that sits atop of Seeger Chapel. The circle of the Celtic Cross has various interpretations -- in one sense it is a symbol of the endless, eternal life and love offered in Christ; others see a halo and are reminded of Christ’s holiness and our call to turn from sin; still other see a globe which symbolizes Christ's call to take the gospel into all the world.
If you haven't visited Milligan in a while, stop by and take a stroll - the campus has never looked better in its 144 year history.