Saturday, November 14, 2009

Rood Screen

Rood Screen: Rood shares its etymology with rod and can mean a staff, or in a religious context - a cross or crucifix. Rood is the Anglo-Saxon word for crucifix.

A rood screen in church architecture is a screen aligned with a hanging rood that separates the congregation from the officiants.
When they reached the Great Crossing, the dean guided them through the rood screen - the symbolic divider between the public area and the sanctuary beyond.
A Word for Today: The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

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