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3275: St Mary's-on-the-Highlands, Birmingham, Alabama, USA

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February 14, 2018

As a long-time parishioner and employee of St Mary's, I am so glad that you enjoyed your worship experience with us. And thank you for your kind words. I have been eagerly watching this site since we found the "visitor card" in our offering plate!

You mentioned in your report that we have a cross rather than a crucifix over the altar. Crucifixes are rare in the Episcopal Church. Some say it comes from the Reformation and its disdain for "graven images." I have also been told it is because we are "Easter" people focused on the risen Christ rather than Christ crucified. Either way, I wanted to explain why it is so.

Again, thank you for visiting us and if you are ever in our area, please join us again!


Mrs Melodie Elam

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