Processional

A processional cross is a type of crucifix or cross that is carried during a procession. Processional crosses were first used during the Gregorian mission of Saint Augustine of Canterbury to England. The saint carried a cross before himself like a standard. For a time, all churches were expected to possess a processional cross. In the name of efficiency, designs were created that allowed the cross to separate from the staff to become an altar cross. In larger churches, the crosses were made of precious metals and were heavily inlaid with jewels.

The modern orthodox processional crucifix consists of a portable crucifix, mounted on a staff. It is used during liturgical processions and is carried at the head of the vested members of the clergy. Processional crosses and crucifixes are available in many styles and are often made of lightweight brass. Many styles still allow the cross to be removed from the staff for use on the altar.

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