Monthly Archives: March 2016

There is no Death

ANNE SIMON “A SOUL WHOSE EYES WERE KEENER THAN THE SUN A SOUL WHOSE WINGS WERE WIDER THAN THE WORLD” “There is no Death” The souring angel in the Rock Creek Cemetery at Washington, D.C., that marks the grave of … Continue reading

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Sculptor

Lorado Zadoc Taft (April 29, 1860 – October 30, 1936) one of the great American sculptors of the late 19th and early 20th Century, was born at Elmwood, Illinois. His parents, a homemaker and a professor of geology, homeschooled young … Continue reading

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Sculptress

Nellie Verne Walker (December 8, 1874 Red Oak, Iowa – July 10, 1973 Colorado Springs, Colorado) stood a whopping 4 foot 8 inches tall. The diminutive woman was not the image one thinks of when conjuring up a sculptor creating … Continue reading

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The Celtic Cross

One of the most easily identified and plentiful crosses found in the cemetery is the Celtic cross. The Celtic cross is much like the Latin cross with a long stem and crossbeams toward the top third. But the feature that … Continue reading

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The Rugged Cross

This dramatic gray granite monument erected in the Mount Carmel Cemetery at Hillsdale, Illinois, is a depiction of a line from the iconic hymn “Rock of Ages” written by Reverend Augustus Montague Toplady in 1763 and first published in 1775.  … Continue reading

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Cross of Glass

The stained and painted glass windows found in the back of many of the mausoleums in large urban city cemeteries are great works of art rarely seen by most people who walk by. Most do not peer into the windows … Continue reading

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The Crucifix

The symbol of Jesus Christ hanging on the cross is called a crucifix. This cross demonstrates the suffering of Christ. The word crucifix is from Latin and is the combination of two words—cruci and fixus—which translates to one fixed to … Continue reading

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