Processional Cross

   The standard Cross borne in front of a procession of Choir and Clergy as they enter or go out of the church. This method of entering the church is a very old custom and still prevails where the choir is vested.

American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. — New York, Thomas Whittaker. . 1901.

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