Rising Sun Cross

A cross with rising sun symbolizes Christ's victory over death. (A nice pun is Rising Son Cross).

Rising Sun Cross

also called the Sunrise, Dawn or New Day Cross

Rising Sun Cross

As the sun rises, Gloria, an ancient Latin doxology, is sung (or spoken) at Mass and other solemn occasions. It is perhaps one of the earliest Christian hymns. Sung at daybreak, when light replaces darkness, the rising sun reminds us of the reason Jesus visited us 2,000 years ago.

Latin Mass became less common after Vatican II, just as Gregorian chant gave way to folk guitar.

See also Glory Cross, Flaming Cross, Sun Cross and the Star Cross.

Sometimes called a New Dawn cross. Puzzling, considering all dawns are new.


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