The Christ the High Priest Crucifix depicts Jesus, the High Priest of Hebrews, who, having uttered “It is finished!”, bowed his head, and died (John 19:30). This impressive dolomite stone and resin crucifix is a beautiful addition to chapel, church, or cathedral. This is a crucifix of genuine heirloom quality that will be prominently hung and venerated for many generations to come!
A Hand-painted Dolomite Stone Crucifix from France
Measuring 23.5 x 15.25 inches (corpus: 12.6 x 12.25 inches), the Christ the High Priest Crucifix has a ring on the back to ensure easy hanging on any wall in chapel, church, cathedral, retreat house, school, or hospital. This dolomite stone and resin crucifix was conceived, created, hand-painted and hand-finished in the monastery workshop of a community of religious sisters in France. French artisanal workshop. The Christ the High Priest Crucifix is an elegant and beautiful addition to any space which will inspire all – and especially the priests and ministers in your community – to strive to emulate Christ the High Priest in his mercy, fidelity and empathy!
Christ the Crucified High Priest?
A “Crucified High Priest” seems at first glance to be a blatant contradiction in terms. The High Priest is supposed to being the one offering sacrifices on behalf of the people, not to be crucified and killed himself! Yet, Jesus – the “High Priest” of Hebrews – offered to God on the wood of the cross the most fitting and acceptable sacrifice: himself. Christ the High Priest sacrificed himself on our behalf in his crucifixion and death on the cross. His blood – flowing from his pierced hands, feet and side – cleanse us of our sins and seals the New Covenant between God and humankind.