Polished Aluminum and Bronze Corpus
13 x 11.8 inches
Processional Staff Not Included
Made in Germany
The aluminum cross measures 13 by 11.8 inches. The bronze corpus measures 6 x 6 inches. This Polished Aluminum Processional Cross easily mounts on a 70-inch wooden staff. This crucifix was conceived, fashioned, and hand-finished by an artist in Germany. This processional crucifix will be welcomed and treasured as the processional cross for liturgical celebrations in your school or retreat house chapel, your parish church, or your cathedral for many years to come!
Why a Processional Cross at the beginning and end of Mass?
The processional cross held high at the beginning of each liturgy calls to mind John 3:13-15. Jesus is reminding the Pharisee Nicodemus here of the Pharisees’ own 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. Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert so that all who looked upon it might live (Number 21:8-9), and just as Jesus, the Son of Man, is lifted up on the cross so that all who believe in him might live eternally, so too do we who behold the exalted Cross of Christ in procession reaffirm our own belief in the promise eternal life made to us in Jesus’ conquest of his own death on the cross (and all of our own deaths) through 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 asked of pilgrims and tourists who had gathered beneath the window of his study for the midday Angelus on Sunday, September 14, 2014. He told them it is because that Cross on which Christ was nailed is the source of the mercy of God that embraces the whole world. It is not just any cross, it is the source of our salvation. The Pope warned against considering 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.