This Good Friday to Easter Cross encapsulates the Triduum of Holy Week (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday) in a lovely and compelling solid bronze cross. The darkness of death and failure is transformed on this cross into the glorious and golden new dawn of Risen and Transformed New Life. Without Good Friday, Easter is not possible. Without Easter, Good Friday is crushing and overwhelming. The transition from Good Friday to Easter Sunday on this cross is from right to left, just as the sun “rises” in the east and “moves” to the west. The contrasting texture and finish of the surface is especially attractive and unique. At about 5.6 x 3.25 inches, this cross is an ideal size for any bedroom or office wall.
“Made in Germany” – Mark of Excellence
This beautiful Good Friday to Easter Cross was made in Germany. “Made in Germany” is a guarantee of value and quality. Consider but the many German companies known and appreciated worldwide for the compelling quality of their engineering and products: BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Siemens, Bosch, Miele, Zeiss, the list goes on and on. Creator Mundi imports from the spiritual and religious equivalent of these companies in Germany, where quality of workmanship, nobility of composition, aesthetic brilliance, and theological depth hold sway in every gift item created and crafted.
The Cross of Jesus is not a piece of home decor or jewelry!
We are simply too familiar with the cross of Christ. We are inured to its presence on our walls, in our churches, and hanging around the necks of practically everyone we know! With the possible exception of Holy Week (and especially Good Friday), we tend to overlook the bracing fact that the cross was originally an instrument of torture and execution, especially popular as a means to quell rebellions and to intimidate the peoples of occupied lands. The actual cross of Jesus was no lovely piece of home decor or jewelry – it was an ugly, bloody, violent thing designed to extend and intensify the suffering of those doomed to die on it. But this ugly, cruel instrument of suffering and death now takes on new meaning in light of the transforming reality of Christ’s Resurrection from the dead. We now hang “beautiful” crosses in our homes and wear “lovely” crosses around our necks. Why? Because the power of death and its sway over us have been obliterated definitively and forever in the Resurrection of Christ! We even dare, with Saint Paul, to mock and scorn death: Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting? (I Corinthians 15:55)