The Weather Vane

The weather vane out dates the birth of Jesus according to history, and has been used by many cultures over that time. It’s hard to drive down any back road around here in Middle Tennessee and not see one of these common items on most barns, houses, and even churches. In the 9th century it was declared by Pope Nicholas I that churches must have the rooster on their steeple or dome as a reminder of the prophecy of Christ that Peter would betray him ‘thrice before the cock crows twice.’ Continue reading