A Metal Crucifix with wooden stand. Used in Eucharistic celebrations. Donated by Nanyang Technological University Catholic Students Association (NTU-CSA). The crucifix was likely part of the temporary altar set up for Mass for Catholics in NTU. The Roman Rite of the Catholic Church requires that “either on the altar or near it, there is to be a cross, with the figure of Christ crucified upon it, a cross clearly visible to the assembled people”, as a reminder of the saving Passion of the Lord.
At the very summit of the Christian Gospel is the crucified Christ; indeed there is no Gospel without it. The crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth is the point of the Gospel and the crux of Christianity. It is both an image of the infinite love of God for us and of the unconditional love required of us by God. Without the crucifixion there is no resurrection; and without the resurrection there is no salvation; for if Christ was not raised then we are still in our sins. The crucified flesh of God is the hinge of salvation.
Donated by NTU-CSA.