The Christ the High Priest Crucifix depicts Jesus as the High Priest of Hebrews, who in John 19:30 utters “It is finished!”, bows his head, and dies. This hand-carved wood cross (when combined with the corpus – item # beth4001041) will make a most meaningful gift for a wedding, ordination, or ordination anniversary. This is an heirloom-quality crucifix that will be prominently hung and passed on from one generation to the next!
A Hand-painted Wood Cross from France
Measuring 11.8 inches in length, the wood cross for the Christ the High Priest Crucifix has a ring on the back to guarantee easy hanging on any wall in home, office, study, chapel, retreat house, school, or hospital. This wood cross was designed, hand-painted and hand-finished in the monastic workshop of a community of French religious sisters. This cross, as part Christ the High Priest Crucifix, will be a profound and beautiful gift for all, and most of all for those ministers or priests in your church who try to emulate Christ the High Priest in his empathy, mercy, and fidelity!
The Crucified High Priest?
A “Crucified High Priest” is an obvious contradiction in terms. A high priest is called to offer sacrifices on behalf of the people, not to be himself crucified and killed! But Jesus – the “High Priest” of Hebrews – offers to God the greatest sacrifice ever: himself. Christ the High Priest offered up himself on the altar (the wood of his cross) to be crucified and killed, to be sacrificed. The blood which flows from his pierced side, hands, and feet cleanses away our sins and seals the New Covenant between God and us.
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