Waterloo Lutheran Seminary processional banner
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
Colour photograph of the Waterloo Lutheran Seminary processional banner. The banner is used during convocation ceremonies.
Notes
The Waterloo Lutheran Seminary processional banner presents a "cosmic christology" in visual form. By Word and Wisdom, God creates the cosmos, makes a covenant with humankind as conscious members of that cosmos, and redeems creation in fulfilment of that covenant. The theme of the banner is the biblical affirmation "The just shall live by faith," which parallels the seminary motto, "By faith we walk." The banner was designed by Nancy-Lou Patterson and quilted by Helen Weber.

The border consists of alternating blocks signifying Justification and Faith. Using the seminary's school colours,the blocks signifying Justification combine a gold cross and a maroon ground. Faith is signified by blocks in rainbow colours, recalling the promise of God in Genesis 9:17: "This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on earth." The interlocking relationship between creator and creation is symbolized by the cross which links the earth to the cosmos. God makes contact with humankind through the Word, Christ, and through the sacraments which are signified by the stream of blue water flowing from the cross (baptism), and by the stream of red blood also flowing from the cross (holy communion). This is placed on a field of 12 stars symbolizing holy Wisdom.

(Description found in Wilfrid Laurier University convocation programs)
Date of Original
Between 1995 and 2013
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 10cm
Image Height: 15cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
U57_4898.3
Collection
Wilfrid Laurier University photograph collection
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4668 Longitude: -80.51639
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation
Wilfrid Laurier University Archives & Special Collections
Reproduction Notes
U57 Disc44
Contact
Wilfrid Laurier University Library
Email:libarch@wlu.ca
Website:
Agency street/mail address:

75 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON Canada N2L 3C5

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Waterloo Lutheran Seminary processional banner


Colour photograph of the Waterloo Lutheran Seminary processional banner. The banner is used during convocation ceremonies.