The Christ the High Priest Catholic 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 made at a Catholic monastery 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 Catholic Crucifix has a ring on the back to ensure easy hanging on any wall in a chapel, church, cathedral, retreat house, school, or hospital. This dolomite stone and resin crucifix was conceived, created, hand-painted and hand-finished in the Catholic monastery workshop of a community of religious sisters in France. Quality Catholic religious art is to be cherished. This Christ the High Priest Catholic 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.