Wednesday, March 30, 2016

A Timepiece of the Passion of Christ

The Fraternity of St Peter’s church in Chesapeake, Virginia, St Benedict’s Parish, has a special way of marking the events of the Lord’s Passion, a 24-hour clock that counts from the Last Supper to His Burial. This was commissioned a few years ago by the pastor, Fr Neal Nichols; the design is taken from an illustration in an old hand missal, and the clock was made by Dixon Studios of Staunton, Virginia. Below the photos of the clock (one taken during the day, the other at night, showing two of its phases) are scans of both sides of a card which is placed in the pews of the church on Holy Thursday to explain it to visitors. Thanks to reader Michael Sottung for sending in these photos.

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