Edinburgh, Scotland, Apr 7, 2012 / 12:42 pm
Scottish Cardinal Keith O’Brien’s Easter Sunday homily will call for Christians to make the cross more prominent in their lives and to wear crosses as signs of their desire to love and serve others as Jesus Christ did.
“I hope that increasing numbers of Christians adopt the practice of wearing a cross in a simple and discreet way as a symbol of their beliefs. Easter provides the ideal time to remind ourselves of the centrality of the cross in our Christian faith,” the Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh said in an April 7 statement.
The cardinal will deliver his homily, which was provided in advance to CNA, in Edinburgh’s St. Mary’s Cathedral on Easter, April 8. In it he will reflect on the cross and its role in Christian life.
Easter, the cardinal will say, marks the “Triumph of the Cross” when Jesus “conquered death” and sent his disciples to continue his mission.