Calvary cross


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Calvary cross

n. Heraldry
A Latin cross set on three steps.

Calvary cross

n
(Art Terms) a Latin cross with a representation of three steps beneath it

cross′ of Cal′vary


n.
a Latin cross with a representation of steps beneath it.
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Noun1.Calvary cross - a Latin cross set on three stepsCalvary cross - a Latin cross set on three steps  
Cross - a representation of the structure on which Jesus was crucified; used as an emblem of Christianity or in heraldry
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Originally called the "Calvary Cross" to symbolize the crucifixion of Jesus, the Peace Cross (as it's known today) is a forty-foot high Latin cross erected in 1925 by and with the consent of the Town of Bladensburg on prominent town-owned property in order to honor local men who died in World War I.
However, the blood spilt on the calvary cross in order to save humanity from sin is transformed and placed in a more collective and communal context.
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