Lund Cross

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Dedication of the Lund Cross – Thursday 18 January, 8h30 at the Ecumenical Center

The joint Catholic-Lutheran Commemoration of the Reformation in Lund and Malmö, Sweden, on 31 October 2016 marked a very important ecumenical moment.
As a sign of continuous commitment with the one ecumenical movement the Lund Cross created for the Joint Commemoration has now been placed in the chapel of the Ecumenical Centre.

The cross was dedicated during a service on the first day of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on 18 January.   Details on the LWF website.    Full story on the WCC website. The order of worship and the two sermons are also available there.

The Lund Cross was painted by the Lutheran artist Christian Chavarría Ayala from El Salvador in the typical colorful style of his country (photo: LWF) –
see full gallery of photos from the LWF available for download in various resolutions.

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The following photographs are from the WCC  all credited to Ivars Kupcis/WCC.

Here is the Cross Procession at the start of the joint Catholic-Lutheran Commemoration of the Reformation in Lund.   More videos from the ceremony in the cathedral here.

Here is a short video taking excerpts from the low resolution FaceBook livestream of the Geneva Lund Cross dedication. It includes an attempt to raise to an audible level the volume of the presentation by the maker of the cross: Salvadoran artist Christian Chavarría Ayala.