Brass with gold plate; silver corpus and inlays of ornamental stones
13 x 17.8 inch : pole is 63 inches tall (can be taken apart, 2 pieces)
This exquisite bejeweled Processional Cross (Crux gemmata) is cast in brass, gold-plated, and bears a silver corpus of the Crucified Christ. Four ornamental gemstones are inlaid on each point of the cross. The Cross itself is 17.7 inches high and 13 inches wide. This Processional Cross includes a 63-inch high staff which can be separated into 2 pieces. The total weight of cross and staff 11.02 lbs.
“Made in Germany” – Mark of Excellence
This beautiful processional cross was made in Germany. “Made in Germany” is a guarantee of value and quality. Consider but the many German companies known and appreciated worldwide for the compelling quality of their engineering and products: BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Siemens, Bosch, Miele, Zeiss, the list goes on and on. Creator Mundi imports from the spiritual and religious equivalent of these companies in Germany, where quality of workmanship, nobility of composition, aesthetic brilliance, and theological depth hold sway in every gift item created and crafted.
Ecce Lignum Crucis! Behold the Wood of the Cross!
The Processional Cross carried in at the beginning of the celebration of Mass is a reminder of the instrument of our salvation: the wood of the cross. The corpus of the Crucified Christ on the cross is a reminder to the gathered faithful that Christ — now risen and glorified — nevertheless still bears the marks of his crucifixion and is still suffering with us: Christ is with each of us personally in our suffering and loss. Christ is with the Church – locally and globally – in its suffering and loss here on earth (the Ecclesia militans). Christ is with each and every person worldwide — anonymously or publicly, implicitly or explicitly — in their sufferings and loss. The cross is our hope and consolation. The wood of the cross is our hope and consolation. Christ still suffering on the cross, although risen and glorified, is our hope and consolation.