Antique Bronze Finish Standing Budded Orthodox Crucifix
Zinc Alloy/Enamel
8" tall
Product #: SY799
$27.95
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Catholics are often asked why we have crucifixes and not just the plain cross? A crucifix is a cross which has the crucified body (the corpus) of Christ. The answer comes from Scripture:

“But we preach Christ crucified: unto the Jews indeed a stumbling block, and unto the Gentiles foolishness: But unto them that are called…Christ, the power of God and the wisdom of God.” ( I Corinthians 1:23-24)

The presence of Christ’s body on the cross does not mean that we ignore the Resurrection. Instead, it is a reminder to us that the bonds of sin were broken by Christ’s suffering and death (1 Peter 2:24).

This beautiful Crucifix is something that will be a blessing in your home. It is a beautiful custom to have a small shrine in your home with statues and images of your favorite saints, and especially of our Lord crucified on the Cross. This beautiful stand-alone Crucifix will remind everyone of how great is the love of Jesus for each of us.

Prayer before a Crucifix

Look down upon me, good and gentle Jesus
while before Your face I humbly kneel and,
with burning soul,
pray and beseech You
to fix deep in my heart lively sentiments
of faith, hope, and charity;
true contrition for my sins,
and a firm purpose of amendment.

While I contemplate,
with great love and tender pity,
Your five most precious wounds,
pondering over them within me
and calling to mind the words which David,
Your prophet, said to You, my Jesus:

“They have pierced My hands and My feet,
they have numbered all My bones.”

Amen.

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