This powerful bronze Baptism Cross abstractly depicts the flow of blood from Jesus’ nailed hands and feet, and blood and water from his pierced side (John 19:31-37). This solid bronze wall cross makes an heirloom-quality gift that will be treasured for many years to come. It’s a great gift for a birthday, baptism, first communion, confirmation or ordination.
A Solid Bronze Cross Forged in Germany
Measuring 5.5 inches high and 3.9 inches wide, the Baptism Cross is designed to hang easily on the wall in home or office. This wall cross was created and cast in bronze in a German foundry.
Blood and Water from the Side of Christ
The flowing of blood and water from the side of Christ has given rise to many interpretations through the centuries. Many Church Fathers, for example, relate this incident to Genesis 2:21–just as Eve was taken from the side of Adam, so too does the Church emerge from the side of Christ. The blood and water have also been interpreted as symbols of the sacraments of the Eucharist (blood) and Baptism (water). So the flow of blood can perhaps best be understood as the symbol (and actual result) of Jesus’ saving death on the cross now, now remembered and celebrated in the Eucharist. The water which flowed from Christ’s side symbolizes the waters of baptism.