Q: I’m sure you have noticed that many of our churches (served by younger clergy in general) have put a crucifix on the altar ala like St Peter’s in Rome.
On a large altar I don’t mind that, although its not my preference.
I know the rubrics call that a crucifix be on or near the altar. But, can a flat cross with an etched corpus be placed on the altar? Would that be sufficient to meet the norm?
Do you have any photos of altar(s) with such a cross/crucifix? Yes, I am dealing with an interesting individual whop is rather rigorist.
A: Here’s an earlier post from my blog: https://paulturner.org/altar-cross-2/
And here: https://paulturner.org/altar-cross/.