E.J.Wilkins

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photoblog image The Hospital of St Cross, Winchester

The Hospital of St Cross, Winchester


Ash Wednesday Altar

The Altar at St Cross, near Winchester. Taken on Ash Wednesday, 6th February 2008, hence the purple drapes and the Order of Service you can see in the foreground.

Drapes and vestments are purple, according to the - Liturgical Colours - used by the Anglican Church.
 Purple - (which may vary from 'Roman purple' to violet, with blue as an alternative) is the colour for Advent and from Ash Wednesday until the day before Palm Sunday. It is recommended for Funerals and for the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed, although either black or white may be preferred. A Lent array of unbleached linen is sometimes used as an alternative to purple, but only from Ash Wednesdayuntil the day before Palm Sunday. Rose-colour is sometimes used as an alternative on the Third Sunday of Advent and the Fourth Sunday of Lent.

Some of the floor tiles you can see are the original mediaeval, others are later copies.

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St Cross is a charitable institution, it is the oldest in the UK. St Cross is non-secular, the residents are lay-people drawn from the community. St Cross receives no support from central government, and depends entirely on day to day donations.
If you would like to offer financial support please look here  http://www.stcross.f2s.com/howhelp.htm for more information.

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If you would like to see more of my pictures of St Cross please look - here -
If you like what you see, perhaps you would like to donate to the charity. Every penny helps.
.

The Hospital of St Cross, Winchester


Ash Wednesday Altar

The Altar at St Cross, near Winchester. Taken on Ash Wednesday, 6th February 2008, hence the purple drapes and the Order of Service you can see in the foreground.

Drapes and vestments are purple, according to the - Liturgical Colours - used by the Anglican Church.
 Purple - (which may vary from 'Roman purple' to violet, with blue as an alternative) is the colour for Advent and from Ash Wednesday until the day before Palm Sunday. It is recommended for Funerals and for the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed, although either black or white may be preferred. A Lent array of unbleached linen is sometimes used as an alternative to purple, but only from Ash Wednesdayuntil the day before Palm Sunday. Rose-colour is sometimes used as an alternative on the Third Sunday of Advent and the Fourth Sunday of Lent.

Some of the floor tiles you can see are the original mediaeval, others are later copies.

.....

St Cross is a charitable institution, it is the oldest in the UK. St Cross is non-secular, the residents are lay-people drawn from the community. St Cross receives no support from central government, and depends entirely on day to day donations.
If you would like to offer financial support please look here  http://www.stcross.f2s.com/howhelp.htm for more information.

.....

If you would like to see more of my pictures of St Cross please look - here -
If you like what you see, perhaps you would like to donate to the charity. Every penny helps.
.

comments (11)

  • martie
  • Okinawa, soon to be US
  • 11 May 2008, 04:43
Beautiful shot of the alter!
Very nice shot Ellie. The altar is beautiful.
The intriguing thing for me is - I wonder what the place feels like?
  • Sheila
  • Spain
  • 11 May 2008, 12:14
Thanks Ellie for this lovely picture of peace and tranquility.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 11 May 2008, 13:57
Well capture the glass and foor is very detailed
  • chad
  • In front of a computer
  • 11 May 2008, 15:25
This is a great photograph and full of interest, as is your description, Ellie.
It is a lovely building and one I will try to see one day
  • John
  • Norwich, England
  • 11 May 2008, 20:53
Extremely good light in a wonderful place. Lovely shot Ellie. :o) John
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 May 2008, 21:52
Often been passed this, and have photographed the outside as I think you have seen, Ellie, but never been inside. Was this under natural light?
Caught the sense of calm and tranquility very well Ellie, well seen.
Up my street Ellie, a church shot, and a very nice church at that. You might like to look at my postings from Monday to Friday this week if you like churches.

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