The Resurrection Openwork Cross with Mountain Crystal will be a wonderful gift for a special birthday, an ordination, a wedding, a wedding anniversary, or a housewarming. The mountain crystal is a symbol of the fact that the cross, an instrument of torture and death, has been transformed into a symbol of Christ’s victory over death. The Resurrection Openwork Cross with Mountain Crystal will be a most special gift for that most special person on that truly special day, occasion, or event!
A Solid Bronze Openwork Cross with Mountain Crystal
This solid bronze cross is 6.75 inches high. The notch on the back ensures easy hanging of this cross on any wall at home or in the office. This exquisite cross was designed and cast in bronze with an inset mountain crystal in the foundry of a monastery in Germany.
The Cross of Jesus is not a piece of home decor or jewelry!
We are simply too familiar with the cross of Christ. We have grown up with it 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)