The Cross of Glory is a wooden cross gilded in yellow gold and the Glory is gilded in white gold. It is the work of Marc Couturier. The Cross was installed in Notre-Dame's choir in 1993 and the Glory in 1997. This Cross and Glory were commissioned by Cardinal Lustiger, archbishop of Paris (1981-2005). His idea was to make the tourists aware of the sanctity of the cathedral as soon as they entered.

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Cross of Glory

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The Cross of Glory is a wooden cross gilded in yellow gold and the Glory is gilded in white gold. It is the work of Marc Couturier. The Cross was installed in Notre-Dame's choir in 1993 and the Glory in 1997. This Cross and Glory were commissioned by Cardinal Lustiger, archbishop of Paris (1981-2005). His idea was to make the tourists aware of the sanctity of the cathedral as soon as they entered.