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19-December-2020 (Stephen Warren)
19-December-2020 (Stephen Warren)

Photographs supplied by Stephen Warren / Paul Scott

The cross commemorates the Year of the Great Jubilee marking the 2000th Anniversary of the birth of Jesus Christ.

The millennium was all about the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.  That is why in the Catholic Church the celebration began, not on New Year's Day, but on Christmas Eve, when the Holy Father opened the Holy Door in St Peter's Basilica just before Midnight Mass. He thus launched what the church calls the Great Jubilee of the year 2000. It continued until January 6th, 2001, the Epiphany, that great feast which marks "the manifestation of Jesus as Messiah of Israel, Son of God and Saviour of the world" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, p 528).


Address:Parnell & Porter Streets, St Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Gawler, 5277
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.596856
Long: 138.741545
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Cross
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1
Approx. Event End Date:2000


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2000
Front Inscription

This cross was erected to commemorate the Year of the Great Jubilee

Praised be Jesus Christ

The same yesterday today and forever

Epiphany 2000

In Hoc Monumento Posita 

Est Tabula Memorialis

Source: MA,PS
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au