This gold-plated copper Calvario Crucifix Plaque depicts Jesus, crucified at Calvary (in Spanish, Calvario), first entrusting Mary and John to one another (John 19:25-27) and then as he uttered his last words “It is finished!”, bowed his head, and died (John 19:30). The inscription on the top of this cross (Iesus Nazarenus Rex Judaeorum) is Latin for Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews. This inscription (in Aramaic, Greek, and Latin) was nailed to the top of Jesus’ cross by order of Pontius Pilate (John 19:19-20). This stunning crucifix plaque is a truly special gift for truly special occasions: a baptism, a big birthday, a confirmation, a first communion, a vow jubilee, an ordination, an ordination anniversary, a wedding, and a wedding anniversary. The Calvario Crucifix Plaque is a spectacular gift of heirloom quality to be displayed prominently, treasured and passed on from one generation to the next!
A Gold-Plated Copper Crucifix Plaque from Spain
Measuring 3.75 inches high and 3.1 inches wide, the Calvario Crucifix Plaque has a notch on the back to ensure hanging as a small wall crucifix for home, study, or office, or as a pectoral cross for liturgical celebrations. This crucifix plaque was conceived and cast in an enamel workshop in Spain. The Calvario Crucifix Plaque will be a truly unique gift for that truly unique someone in your life!
How can the Christ be Crucfied?
A “Crucified Christ” is nothing but a blatant oxymoron. We are so used to combining the two terms that we simply cannot realize how unfathomable the death of Jesus was for his disciples. The two disciples going to Emmaus explained to their mysterious companion that “Jesus of Nazareth was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel.” “We had hoped…” Clearly, if Jesus was to be the Messiah for them, he would reveal himself in his power and glory, crush the Roman occupying forces, liberate Israel, and usher in his Messianic age. Jesus did no such thing. He was humiliated, crucified and killed in the worst way imaginable. He was nothing more than, at best, a failed prophet. But at the table in Emmaus, Jesus reveals himself in the breaking of the bread. He has risen from the dead. He is the Crucified and Risen Messiah, no mere military “messiah.” He is the Conqueror of Death, the Lord of Life, the Christ (Greek for “Messiah” – ”the Anointed One”). He will liberate not only Israel but all of creation from the bonds of sin and death and make all things new.