Sunday, March 02, 2014

A New Favorite Crucifix

With the memorial money left for my mother-in-law, we bought this for our church:

My brother-in-law Mark, who is also a pastor, made the cross and base.  The corpus was hand-carved in Oberammergau, Germany.  Mark has made many of these crucifixes for churches across the United States.

From the bulletin, "A brass crucifix adorned the altar from the church's construction in 1925 until it was replaced with a brass cross in 1967.  That brass cross is now replaced with this crucifix."

"A crucifix on the altar is a vivid reminder of God's love for us in Christ, and that the very body and blood of Christ - given and shed for us on the cross - are now given to us at our altar."

I love that now on our altar I have two very visual reminders of what Christ has done for me.  He was crucified, died, and rose again, and ascended into heaven.  This is most certainly true.


Susan said...

Beautiful! And such an awesome aid to meditation upon the word which is preached!

Ewe said...

Beautiful. What did you do with the old crucifix?

Glenda said...

Yes Susan.

Ewe - it is on the display case in the narthex.