Last year a small team of grassroots Christians organised National Cross Day. It became clear to them that 26th September was to be the day. National Cross Day is being celebrated again this year.
Christian organisations supporting National Cross Day include –
“The death of Jesus on the cross for the salvation of humanity is the centre point of history. As we see uncertainty, conflict, fear and despair grip many in the face of insurmountable challenges, what better time to reaffirm that the cross represents hope. As Christians throughout Britain wear the cross, on September 26th, may it be a visible reminder that God offers us healing, reconciliation and peace through the one Saviour, Jesus Christ.”
Co-Leader of the Maranatha Community
“I remember when this idea was first put to me. I was struck by its simplicity, being something all Christians could easily do. I’m delighted to see National Cross Day happening. It has my full endorsement and support.”
Independent Crossbench Life Peer
“What a brilliant idea! We welcome the call to Christians across the UK to make a stand for our faith. Christ died that we might have life, so wear your cross with pride – as affirmation of redemption, and as proclamation of the Lord’s sovereignty over our nation. Let us reclaim this nation for Christ!”
CEO Voice for Justice UK
About the cross
For Christians, the cross symbolises the amazing sacrifice Jesus Christ made when he was crucified on the first Good Friday. The Bible shows how sin – being disobedient to God, rebelling against Him – is so serious that it deserves the gravest punishment: death. But the cross reminds us that because God loves every person so much, he sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to live on earth some 2,000 years ago and to take that punishment Himself, in our place. Such is the grace of God! Because of the cross, people who repent for their sins – who deliberately decide to turn away from sin and lead a godly life – can be forgiven.
National Cross Day reminds us too of all Christians who are being persecuted and suffering simply for believing in the power of the cross. By taking part in National Cross Day, we can show our solidarity with them.