Ground Zero cross moving

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


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.

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