bronze, silver, gold
2.36 x 3.15 inch
Made in Germany
The Episcopal Pectoral Cross is gold-plated sterling silver with ornamental vine and gemstone. The Episcopal Pectoral Cross measures 3.15 x 2.36 inches and has a 39.4 inch long chain which includes a mitre with hook (all in gold-plated sterling silver), all with a baked varnishing finish. This will be an exquisite gift for that new auxiliary bishop-elect or bishop-elect in your diocese or archdiocese!
“Made in Germany” – Mark of Excellence
This beautiful pectoral 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 pectoral cross worn by every auxiliary bishop, bishop and archbishop 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.