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Questions tagged [crucifix]

A crucifix is an image of Jesus nailed to the cross. It is distinct from a bare cross.

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Trying to find information on a crucifix found whilst metal detecting

I am trying to find the age of a silver cross that I have found on a site that had a benedictine priory on it from 1149 to 1540. I believe that clues to its age are the use of a two bar Patriarchal ...
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Are crucifixes used in Protestant churches in Germany?

I want to know if Protestant churches and chapels in Germany have crucifixes with Jesus depicted on them, or just empty crosses. Correct me if I am mistaken, because I am ignorant of christian ...
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Is Jesus depicted as dead or alive on a crucifix?

According to Catholics, is Jesus depicted as dead or alive on a crucifix?
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What rules does the Catholic Church have for venerating crosses/crucifixes on Good Friday?

Each year on the Good Friday service at my parish we venerate the cross, but I really wish it were a crucifix, and I've wondered why we don't have one for that purpose. I've been trying to find one ...
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Why is Jesus portrayed and remembered in a state of suffering?

My observation of Christianity is that Jesus Christ is portrayed, worshiped and promoted in his state on the cross: suffering, crucified, having wounds. I don't see what sense this makes. This seems ...
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What does INRI stand for?

On the crucifix there is sometimes a plate above Jesus' head that has the letters INRI. What does INRI mean or stand for? Why is it there?