Polished Aluminum Cross
16.5 x 11.8 inches
Processional Staff Not Included
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Made in Germany
This Aluminum Processional Cross with Bronze Corpus measures 16.5 by 11.8 inches. The bronze corpus measures 6 x 6 inches. This processional cross easily mounts on a 70-inch wooden staff. This crucifix was designed, created, and finished by hand by an artisan in Germany. This processional crucifix will be treasured and honored as the processional cross for all major liturgical celebrations in your or retreat house or school chapel, in your own parish church, or in your diocesan cathedral for generations to come!
Why a “Processional” Cross in the Liturgy?
Processing into and out of the liturgy with the cross of Christ held high calls to mind John 3:13-15. Jesus reminds the Pharisee Nicodemus there of the Pharisaic belief in the Resurrection: No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man. Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him. For just as Moses lifted up the bronze snake in the desert so that all who looked upon it might live (Number 21:8-10), and just as Jesus, the Crucified Messiah, is lifted up on the cross that all who believe in him might live forever, so too do we who look upon the exalted Cross of Christ in procession acknowledge the promise of eternal life made to us through Jesus’ conquest of his own death on the cross and his Resurrection into new and eternal life.
Why do Christians exalt the Cross of Christ?
Why do Christians exalt the Cross of Christ? Pope Francis posed this question to pilgrims and tourists gathered beneath the window of his study for the midday Angelus on September 14, 2014. Pope Francis explained to them that it is because the Cross of Christ is the source of the mercy of God that embraces the whole world. This cross is not just any cross, it is the source of our salvation. The Pope warned them against thinking of the cross as a sign of “magic”: The Holy Cross….is not a sign of “magic”! Belief in the Cross of Jesus involves following Him on his path. Thus Christians collaborate in His work of salvation by accepting together with Him sacrifice, suffering, even death for the love of God and neighbor.