Fifteenth Day of Lent: Shadows of the Cross

St. Peters Cross

The Petrine cross is depicted as an inverted cross (upside down) and is the symbol for the cross of Peter. According to tradition Peter was crucified upside down, because it said he was not worthy to die in the same way as the Lord. Today it can be confused as a satanic symbol, but that connection is only a recent development.

“But when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will fasten a belt around you and take you where you do not wish to go.” (John 21:18)

Lord, we tremble at the prayer “teach us to depend on you.” Yet there will come a day, a time, an hour in which we will have nothing left. When our hands are open, and all is gone, may we find in our hands Your hand to guide us safely home. Amen.

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