A crucifix is a cross with an illustration of Jesus' body or corpus. It emphasizes Christ's sacrifice—his death by crucifixion, his subsequent resurrection, and the grace and rebirth that he offers to believers. This history of the crucifix goes back to the beginning of Christianity, and Christ's death on the cross. On the other hand, it was initially seen as a grotesque symbol, a sign of death. It was only over time that the crucifix, through its many phases, was imbued with the importance it now holds for Christian believers.
The crucifix is a reminder of the trials and tribulations that human beings face and the hope that comes from the redemption offered through Christ's death on the cross to those who believe. It is a fusion of art and faith and has been a consistent symbol of Catholicism for over 1500 years.
Item No.: MV-J9199
- Image of Jesus Christ on the Cross.
- St. Benedict Crucifix w/ Silver Plated Corpus Gold Over Sterling Silver and 18" Rhodium Plated Brass Chain.
- Dimension: 1.24" x .7" x .13".
- It comes in a deluxe gift box.
- Made in the USA.
Story & Symbolism: The representation of the crucifix is eternal. The crucifix or cross was introduced in the tenth century as the term for the instrument of the torturous execution of Christ. Initially, both "rood" and "crux" referred simply to any "pole," the later shape associated with the term being based in church tradition, rather than etymology. The word can nowadays refer to the geometrical shape unrelated to its Christian significance from the fifteenth century. "Crux" in Latin means cross, and it was a Roman device of torture on which they nailed a person to a wooden cross, an act called crucifying, and let the person die of asphyxiation while hanging from the cross.
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