A new crozier for Archbishop KellyFriday 20 April 2012
Raphael Seitz, Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Fine and Applied Art at Liverpool Hope University, has designed the new crozier for The Most Reverend Patrick Kelly, Archbishop of Liverpool.
The crozier was presented to Archbishop Kelly at a special thanksgiving mass in Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral on Sunday 19th February.
Speaking about the commission, Raphael (pictured, left, with Archbishop Kelly at the mass) said: ‘I came to make the crozier, because Archbishop Patrick is a fan of my glass artwork. Beginning with the eight glass columns surrounding the Metropolitan Cathedral as open light gates inviting the people out of all directions of the world.
‘They are symbol for the glass towers of the Eternal city. In the time of realizing this project I had many talks with Patrick about the glass artwork, the light and colours and specially about the blue, our favourite colour.
‘Knowing this, this was the reason for the priests of the dioceses, to give me the commission of designing a crozier to Patrick, that carries light and the colour blue. A very special gift for him and the Cathedral.’