I’m falling fast. I look down. I gasp as I recognize Dali’s ‘Christ of St John of the Cross’ from rainy Sunday mornings in Kelvingrove Art Galleries. I’m looking down at dark hair, hands nailed to the cross, body slumped forward almost wrenching arms from their sockets as he rises above the world. He looks up at me. It’s not Christ’s eyes that bore into mine, it’s Connor’s.
Just think he went on the cross and was tortured and taunted. That must have been the worst feeling, knowing that he was sacrificing his life and went through so much pain and embarrassment just for the ones that didn't love him
scissor arches of Wells Cathedral. During the 14th century the central supports of the crossing (the junction of a Cathedral's four arms) were found to be sinking. In 1338 Bishop Ralph of Salisbury decided to build internal scissor arches to support the weight.
When beowul arrives to kill Grendel he leaves his sword behind. He leaves it sticking up in the ground and it resmbles a cross. The cross is a biblical allusion that alludes to Christ on the christ who was the savior. Its saying that Beowulf is their savior.
"In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine, a wondrous beauty I see, for 'twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died, to pardon and sanctify me. To the old rugged cross I will ever be true; its shame and reproach gladly bear; then he'll call me some day to my home far away, where his glory forever I'll share."