Good Friday Cross, 2019

This year, we headed away with family and friends up to Ohakune. This made for a bit of a panic as I didn’t have my usual Good Friday day to create this year’s cross.

I was going to use a GPS tracker and an intersection to create a cross by walking, but ran out of time. That’s when I spotted some flax at the holiday home we were staying at. A quick Google search later and I had made my Good Friday Cross for 2019.


Good Friday Cross 2016

Each year I make a cross on Good Friday. I have done since sitting on the shores of Lake Rotowiti in 2000 while on ‘Solo’ with Boys’ Brigade National Leadership Development Course.

This year, I decided I would make the cross using only code. Ultimately this wasn’t that hard, but telling the story within the code took a little longer.

It is Finished.

Good Friday Cross 2016

<!--See from his hands, his-->
<meta name="keywords" content="his feet"/>
<title>Sorrow and Love</title>
<!-- Flow mingled dowm-->
<meta name="description" content="Did e'er such love and sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?"/>
/*His */body {
/*stretched out wide*/ width:100%; /*from fingertip to fingertip*/
<!--And on his-->
<!-- A crown of thorns
This is my-->
<body class="broken for you">
<div class="blood poured out">
<span class="for the sins of all">
<!-- on the cross -->
/*red sky turned a*/ 
border:1px solid black;
display:block;margin:0 auto;
/* forgiven */
width:70px /*times seven*/;
/*Lights*/ .out, /* covered */ .all, .the /* earth */{
/* temple curtain torn from */
/* to */ bottom:0;
/*He breathed*/ .for .the /*last time*/ {
content: "It is Finished";
width:0px;height:120px;display:block;margin:0 auto;border:1px solid #000;margin-top:-37px;

Good Friday Cross 2012

Every year since 2001 I have made a cross on Good Friday. My first one was made on the shores of Lake Rotowiti whilst on Solo (3 days in the bush alone).
Each year I set out to do something a little different. This has included a stop motion video, to using a light to shine through a cross shape at a camera.
This year I carved out a small cross on one of the pine trees at our house. Hopefully the scar on the tree will remain somewhat, without actually damaging the tree in any way.
I hope that this Easter you can look past the chocolate, and remember the real reason why we celebrate this time of year; the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.