I would like to congratulate you, Macabees, for a very important observation.
There is a diocese parish in the Valley here, St. Bernardine of
Sienna, (after whom is named San Bernardino CA) where they have
resumed the use of the cross for processions after having
abandoned it for a number of years.
But the cross they use, or that is, try to use, is really stupid. The
worst part about it is that it is far too heavy to be practical. It
weighs about 40 pounds, and it is therefore too heavy for a
younger boy to carry. There is a real danger of him falling over by
trying to keep it upright with all his strength.
But also, it is a "Jerusalem cross," with the extra cross pieces on
the edges, and an overall square shape. It doesn't look like a
Roman Rite crucifix in any way. As I recall, it has no corpus. It seems
to be "different just to be different," not for any reasonable purpose.
Just different. Anything but traditional. A lot of the neighbors
surrounding this parish are Jewish, so it could be a sort of political
You are correct that the standard of Christ the King is important.
No army would march into battle without the standard to lead the
way, for it provides a focus point for all the troops to follow with
confidence. And the Church Militant is fighting a spiritual battle here
To my understanding, from many SSPX priests over the years, the cross bearer (in the many reasons of its symbolism), is a "standard" of Christ...
I do not know, nor have I ever seen, the cross bearer removed on a Sunday High Mass during the Advent season.
This new "change" is quite serious (...), and very symbolic also, for the NSSPX to remove the STANDARD of Christ -the King- as it continues in its recent desires to make a covenant with the Conciliar apostate Rome.
This removal of the Cross bearer, as it was told to me, was all the more shocking because it was not even announced ahead of time from the pulpit, or any other mediums, as to any kind of "explanation".
Can you imagine a priest trying to perform an exorcism without
having a proper crucifix? If it's not proper, the devil will attack the
priest without mercy, on that basis. If it is not very sturdy, the devil
will cause it to be bent or even broken during the exorcism. If it is
not made of wood, or there are no nails through the wood holding
the corpus on it, the devil will taunt the priest about those things,
and the priest will not be able to make progress in the exorcism.
It would seem to me that this is a sign that the NSSPX, or at least
the chapel in Post Falls (Immaculate Conception?) is preparing to
for what is to come!