PCOL follows an ancient Easter tradition known as the flowering of the cross. The practice of putting fresh flowers on a rugged cross is based on a legend that Jesus’ cross burst into bloom at the moment of his death. Fresh spring flowers transform the cross – a reminder of Jesus’ death – into a vibrant, colorful, and fragrant symbol of resurrection.
Our barren cross will be put near the street outside the Meetinghouse on Holy Saturday. We invite you to drive or walk by the cross and add flowers to it. Wild flowers, purchased flowers or fresh flowers from your garden are welcome. This is the perfect activity for the young and the young at heart. Let’s make our cross bloom and proclaim in a visible way that Christ is risen!