The Crucified Christ Crucifix depicts Jesus having just spoken the words “It is finished!” (John 19:30). This stunning hand-carved, gilded crucifix makes an extraordinary gift. The corpus is carved right into the wood of the cross – there is no separate 3-dimenional corpus. This crucifix is an exquisite gift for a chapel, school, clinic, or retreat house.
The Crucified Christ Crucifix: A Labor of Love, Faith, and Hope
Measuring 12.6 inches in height, the Crucified Christ Crucifix hangs on any wall in home, study, office or chapel. This wall crucifix was designed, handcarved, and hand-finished by cloistered sisters in their monastery’s atelier in France. The sisters are true “contemplatives in action” who make every piece from their workshop into a true labor of love, faith and hope.
This is indeed a special gift for any occasion: Christmas, a birthday, baptism, first communion, confirmation, wedding or wedding anniversary, housewarming, ordination or ordination anniversary, and vows profession or jubilee.
A Crucified Christ?
How can the Anointed One, the Messiah, the Christ be crucified and killed? The two disciples journeying to Emmaus certainly were pondering this question. As they explained to their unknown travel companion: “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” (Luke 24:19-24). ”But we had hoped…” Clearly, “crucified” and “Christ” simply did not compute for them! They assumed that the real Messiah would appear, crush the Roman occupation, liberate the Jewish people from oppression, and usher in a messianic era of justice, prosperity and peace. Yet Jesus accomplished much more than any military messiah ever could have done: He conquered death. In conquering death, Jesus revealed himself as the one true, Messiah, Christ, Anointed One. He is the one who, though crucified unto death, has broken the bonds of death forever for all of creation. In his resurrection, Jesus the Christ destroys death and restores and transforms life as a new creation.