Highly Polished Solid Brass Cross with Mountain Crystals
14.5 x 15 inches
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Processional Staff Not Included
Made in Germany
This processional cross of handcrafted solid polished brass edged with mountain crystals measures 14.5 by 15 inches. This beautiful processional cross mounts easily on a 70-inch wooden staff. This processional cross was conceived, created, and finished by hand by an artist in Germany. This exquisite processional cross will be held high in major liturgical celebrations in your school chapel, local parish church, or cathedral of your diocese for many decades to come!
Why a “procession” with the Cross at the beginning and end of Mass?
The processional cross held high calls to mind John 3:13-15. In this passage, Jesus reminds the Pharisee Nicodemus of the doctrine of the Resurrection affirmed by the Pharisees: 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. In other words, just as Moses lifted up the bronze serpent in the desert so that all who looked upon it might not die (Number 21:8-10), and just as Jesus, nailed to the cross, is lifted high so that all who believe in him might not ever die but rather live forever, so too does everyone who looks upon the processional cross of Christ affirm the belief in the promise of eternal life given to us through Jesus’ victory over death through his 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 tourists and pilgrims tourists gathered to listen to him under the window of his study on September 14, 2014 during the midday Angelus. Pope Francis explained to them that we exalt the Cross of Christ as the source of the mercy of God that embraces the whole world. The cross of Christ is indeed the source of our salvation. But the Pope warned all gathered there against considering the cross as some sort of talisman 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.