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Behold the Saviour of the World | by Lawrence OP
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Behold the Saviour of the World

"As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up..." - John 3:14.


This Rood by Sir Ninian Comper in the Grosvenor Chapel in London combines the serpents of Moses' standard with the Cross, which is the definitive sign and instrument of our salvation and healing. Alternatively, the serpents or dragons may be symbols of evil which is trodden underfoot by Christ. For by his Cross and Resurrection he has set us free from the grasp of Satan, and saved us from our sins.

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Taken on July 21, 2008