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The Cross: No Beginning, No End

Photo of the Day | Wed Jan 18 2017

AFP PHOTO / Sergei Gapon

Belarus, January 18, 2017 - An Orthodox priest blesses the waters of a lake ahead of the celebration of the Epiphany holiday in the village of Pilnitsa, some 30 km north of Minsk.

Photo of the Day: January 18, 2017

“…we may very well take the cross as a symbol at once of mystery and health. Buddhism is centripetal, but Christianity is centrifugal: it breaks out. For the circle is perfect and infinite in its nature; but it is fixed for ever in its size; it can never be larger or smaller. But the cross, though it has at its head a collision and a contradiction, can extend its four arms for ever without altering its shape. Because is has a paradox in its center it can grow without changing. The circle returns upon itself and is bound. The cross opens its arms to the four winds; it is a signpost for free travelers.” – G.K. Chesterton

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