St. Bernadette Roman Catholic Church in Orchard Park is marking Lent in a new way. The trunks from the two large Christmas trees used in the sanctuary have been made into a cross, now displayed in front of the church's main entrance for the Lenten season. Not only will it be a reminder of this penitential season and of Christ's journey from the manger to the cross, but on Good Friday it will be taken into the church for Veneration and then will be cut into logs for the Easter Fire, which is lit Holy Saturday evening -- the light which heralds the Risen Christ. Not only is this recycling in the physical sense, but it follows the cycle of the liturgical year.
Recycling the Liturgical Year
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