Solid Bronze Cross Statue
51.2 x 25.6 x 3.1 inches
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Made in Germany
The Cross and Crown of Thorns enjoys distinctive heirloom quality and will stand prominently for many decades to come, whether in a memorial garden, in your own home prayer garden, or on a tombstone. This Cross and Crown of Thorns is a poignant affirmation of our faith in the Resurrection – the Resurrection which definitively conquers all suffering, diminishment, loss, and death.
The Cross and Crown of Thorns – Solid Bronze from Germany
The Cross and Crown of Thorns measures 51.2 inches high, 25.6 inches wide, and 3.1 inches deep. This finely-detailed, solid bronze cross has mounting screws for placement on a base or pedestal (not included). The Cross and Crown of Thorns will withstand well the passing of time and extreme fluctuations in temperature. Designed and cast in a workshop and foundry in Germany, the Cross and Crown of Thorns is a moving reminder of one’s faith.
The Cross of Christ – A Terrible Beauty
We are all much too familiar with the cross. All of us have grown up seeing the cross on the walls of our homes, school classrooms, and hospital rooms, in the sanctuaries of our churches, around the necks of family members, friends, and acquaintances. And yet we tend to skip over the uncomfortable fact that the cross was once an instrument of extreme humiliation, torture, agony, and death. The threat of crucifixion was utilized effectively to intimidate rebellious peoples in occupied lands. The actual cross of Jesus was certainly no lovely piece of jewelry or home decor! Jesus’ cross was an ugly, bloody, obscene, violent, evil thing designed for only one purpose: to extend and intensify his agony as he slowly died from tetanization and asphyxiation. This ugly, obscenely cruel instrument of torture and death has now been radically reinterpreted – “re-purposed” – by Christ’s Resurrection. The cross of Christ now enjoys a “terrible beauty”. Many of us now hang “beautiful” crosses in our homes and wear “lovely” crosses around our necks. Why? Because the power of death over us has been definitively and forever annulled through the Resurrection of Christ from the dead. With Saint Paul we now can even dare to scorn and mock death itself: Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting? (I Corinthians 15:55)