The artist explains his work

This morning began with a beautiful ceremony in the chapel of the Ecumenical Center where the Lund Cross will be placed from this day onwards.

Kaisamari Hintikka from the LWF and Cardinal Koch from PCPCU preached, discussing the cross, the Joint Commemoration and reconciliation.

After the service I spent some time with the artist, Christian Chavarría Ayala, and he told me about the symbolism of the cross. Quite an honor and very interesting.


The boy and the fish

The Lund Cross is a masterpiece by Salvadoran artist Christian Chavarría Ayala. It was created for the Joint Commemoration in Lund and we used it as the centerpiece of the visual identity of that event.

On Thursday the cross will be placed in the chapel of the Ecumenical Center. The photo above shows a detail of the cross: a fish, perhaps one of the two the boy presented to Jesus to feed five thousand.