This depiction of the Crucified Christ in the Trinity – traditionally known as the Seat of Mercy Cross – makes this an ideal RCIA gift and First Communion gift. The symbolic depth and detail of this bronze cross is impressive. The Seat of Mercy cross is the perfect gift for all who are being initiated into the Christian faith through the sacraments of baptism, confirmation, and first communion.
A Meaningful Gift for RCIA and First Communion
Measuring 3.75 inches long and 3.2 inches wide, the Seat of Grace cross can be hung with ease on any wall at home or office. This powerful depiction of the Holy Trinity was conceived and forged in a monastery foundry in Germany. This cross expresses powerfully and compactly the most central Mystery of the Christian faith.
Seat of Mercy – Throne of Grace
The Seat of Mercy cross is the best medieval attempt to depict the Mystery of the Trinity: God the Father presents the Crucified Christ to all of humankind as He who is crucified and dies for our sins. The Holy Spirit mediates between the Father and the Son. The hilasterion ( ἱλαστήριον) of Romans 3:25 (translated in the NIV translation as “sacrifice of atonement”) was translated into Latin as thronum gratiae (“throne of grace”), then translated by Martin Luther as Gnadenstuhl – in English, Seat of Mercy. This Seat of Mercy cross is indeed a worthy baptism, confirmation and first communion gift.