This sleek Processional Cross is made of solid brass with silvertone anodized aluminum shaft and contrasting black steel base. The Brass IHS symbol is centered at the apex of the cross. The solid brass components are protected by an exclusive urethane finish. The Cross is 21 ½” high, overall height is 66 1/2"; weight is 19 lbs.
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At this time we are unable to process custom orders online, but you may still place your custom order by contacting your local Cokesbury store or the Custom Sales Unit, 1-800-237-7511. One of our representatives will be more than happy to assist you with ordering. Please allow 4 - 6 weeks for delivery.
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Care tips . . .
To clean, wipe with a soft cloth or wash in lukewarm water and dry immediately. Never use abrasive cleaners or polishes, and never use a dishwasher to clean.
Did you know . . .
The cross is among the oldest and most universal symbols. Often symbolic of the four astrological elements of earth, water, fire, and air, a cross was also perceived as the cosmic axis from which radiated the spatial dimensions of height, length, width, and breadth, as well as the directions of north, east, south, and west.
In its simplicity of form, the cross has been used both as a religious symbol and as an ornament, from the beginning of man's civilization. Various objects, dating from periods long before and to the Christian era, have been found, marked with crosses of different designs, in almost every part of the old world.
The erect pole and crossbar used to crucify Jesus Christ became the principal symbol of Christianity. A cross stood for both the actual Crucifixion and the concept of the Christian Church.
Second century Christians began to make the sign of the cross as a gesture of identification, blessing, and warding off of evil. In the Roman church, the sign of the cross was made from left to right and in Eastern Orthodox churches from right to left.
A Processional Cross is a portable crucifix, mounted on a staff, which is used in liturgical processions at the head of the vested members of the clergy.
As Christians are followers of Christ, hence in procession the crucifix is carried first, with the figure turned in the direction in which the procession is moving.