The Memorial Committee of Park Hill Christian Church in Kansas City, Missouri, commissioned Conchita Reyes in 1999, to design the "Celebration Cross" for the Narthex. The liturgical symbols were designed, hand carved and finished by the artist.
Cross production and installation: Todd Berry, John
Riley, April Pugh,
Chris Ferguson and
Lighting designed by: Derek Porter Studio.
Lighting installation by: Park Hill Christian Church Property Department: Don Kimble, Walt Morris,
Jim Cordonier, Dave
Hockensmith and Carl Starkey.
Photographer: Lightfoot Studio. © 1999
Artist: Conchita Reyes.
Liturgical designs have been used through the ages to convey a belief or message. The "Celebration Cross" was designed to highlight significant religious thoughts and events to inspire people who come to the Church in celebration of their faith. The designs on the "Celebration Cross" incorporate familiar symbols with contemporary ones developed by the artist, Conchita Reyes.
To understand the meaning of each of the symbols please read below.
The Cross: Beginning at the base