(Closed) Hiding a Religious Icon OK?

posted 11 years ago in Christian
Post # 32
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I just have to add that I have been to wedding in a former Christian chapel (I’m not sure of the exact affiliation) that is used for non-denominational and non-religious ceremonies.  They have a huge (and beautiful!) stained glass window of Jesus that is directly over the altar area, and, on their website, they state that it can be “easily and tastefully covered with its built in screen” by request of anyone using the space.

So (and I know this is an old thread), I say that if it can be done tastefully and elegantly, that it’s OK to cover the cross up.  I don’t think many people will go peeking behind whatever you use during the ceremony, and if any of your guests know that it is there and covered, I think they should respect your religious beliefs (or lack there of).

Post # 33
200 posts
Helper bee

I don’t see any issue with covering the cross either. Go ahead and do it.It’s a gorgeous building, btw.


I love the idea of great panels of fabric. You could do big romantic flowy swathes or you could do structured panels. It could be really lovely.

On the other hand, the cross is quite subtle. If you thought that swathes of fabric would ruin the aesthetic of that wall, you could just redirect the eyes of the guests elsewhere. Are you planning to have a chuppah?It could be really cool if you placed tons of candles and big flowers on the ground at the platform in a kind of gothic cathedral sort of way. That way guests’ eyes would be drawn down and away from the giant cross. The contrast between the austere chapel and all the dramatic candles and things could be gorgeous.

Also, the cross only means something if you accord meaning to it. Ignore it or cover it up–it’s just a cross.


Post # 34
200 posts
Helper bee

Oh, you’re right. This is an old thread! The OP has moved on with her life. Ah well.

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