Thursday, April 11, 2024

The Cross is Back Atop Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini

TLM (The Liturgical Movement) has a post featuring pictures of the newly restored facade of Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini, with one gross omission: the capstone cross on top of the typanum! None of the photos on that page features that most obvious restoration on the facade: the restored crowning cross at the pinnacle, the absence of which I often lamented and am now happy to see returned! 

I first noticed that cross was missing when a friend made for me a sketch of the facade, sine cruce! When I objected, he simply replied that it had no cross on top. Now it does. Deo gratias!

Perhaps I should now commission another sketch.

N.B. The past couple of days Father Z's posts on the restoration have consistently featured the cross on top, though he also neglects to mention that newly returned member of the restored facade.
Historically the Church had a large cross mounted on an elaborate pedestal.
Before the recent restoration.
Fully Restored
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