The priest who worked to rescue it from oblivion will bless the cross before it moves to its new location.
The Rev. Brian Jordan, a Manhattan priest who first blessed the surviving structure in the days after the 9/11 attacks, will perform the honor again Saturday before the monument is moved to the National September 11th Memorial and Museum.The blessing will take place at 9:30 a.m. in Zuccotti Park at Church and Liberty streets, where 9/11 anniversary memorials have been held.
The 20-foot-tall cross will be moved on a flatbed truck from its present location beside St. Peter’s Church.
During the ceremony at the park, it will be suspended in the air by a crane. It will then be carted to the museum.
Organizers decided on a stop at the park to accommodate people who want to attend the service.
Two days after the terror attacks, a construction worker found the perfectly formed cross planted upright in a pit in the rubble of the heavily damaged 6 World Trade Center.
Jordan fought a plan to store the icon at JFK Airport.