This Reigning in Glory from the Cross is a powerful depiction of the Resurrection for the home, office and school. An ideal gift for RCIA candidates being received into the Church, this cross celebrates Christ’s definitive victory over death. As such, it is a most appropriate baptism, confirmation, and first communion gift.
A Graceful Wooden Cross from Italy
The cross measures 9.5 x 4.75 inches. The corpus of the Risen Chris measures 4.75 x 3.75 inches. This Resurrection cross depicts the Risen Christ simply and beautifully. The Resurrection of Christ from the dead – the death of death and the birth of new and eternal life – is depicted here compactly and eloquently. The risen Christ is hand-carved wood with red water color highlights and gold trim. The Risen Christ with arms outstretched is no longer nailed to the cross – he is now opening his arms wide to embrace the whole world. The red highlights on his robe call to mind his bloody and brutal flagellation and crucifixion – a horrifying death that has been swallowed up and transformed by the glory of Christ’s Resurrection from the dead.
The Resurrection from the Dead
The Resurrection of Christ from the dead is a central tenet of the Christian faith whch has confounded many philosophers, not a few theologians, and the whole world of scientific inquiry down through the centuries. Saint Paul has given us the most profound reflection on the meaning of Christ’s Resurrection from the dead in chapter 15 of I Corinthians (go to History/Story tab) where he assures us that death, Christ’s death, our death, has been swallowed up in the victory of the cross, in Christ’s victory over death once and for all. This cross is a gift worthy indeed of this awesome truth that death is not the last word for those who believe in the Resurrection of the Dead.