Ground Zero cross moving

The priest who worked to rescue it from oblivion will bless the cross before it moves to its new location.

Details:

The Ground Zero cross — two steel beams that were found standing amid the ruins of the World Trade Center — will get a permanent home this week after a brief blessing ceremony.

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.

"I think I would have been happier had the CDF handled the nuns the way ..."

Vatican challenges “interpretation” of cardinal’s remarks ..."
"Blaming "Islamics" for this is like blaming the Pope for the Holocaust Denial of Hutton ..."

One killed, 44 injured in Catholic ..."
"It smacks to me of hyper-sensitivity, a veiled spiritual and intellectual pride, with regards to ..."

Pope Francis: “A Christian who complains, ..."
"Oh, no, we never change our mind, and we always agree, even on points of ..."

Vatican challenges “interpretation” of cardinal’s remarks ..."

Browse Our Archives