Crucifix

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Crucifix Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings when the gymnast supports himself with both arms extended horizontally
  • representation of the cross on which Jesus died

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • representation of the cross on which Jesus died ,
  • a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings when the gymnast supports himself with both arms extended horizontally

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Crucifix Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


The Christian cross is the main symbol of the Christian religion. These crosses are usually found on Christian churches.

Jesus, who Christians believe is God the Son and their Messiah, was crucified (nailed to a large wooden cross). This was a commonly used method for killing people in Roman times.

Christians believe that Jesus' death made the sins of all humans who trust in him, go away, and that they are forgiven. They also believe that Jesus was resurrected (came back to life) after three days. Because of this, the cross is a symbol for Jesus' sacrifice and suffering, but also a symbol of hope, forgiveness of sins, and victory over death.

There are several different Christian crosses that are symbols for different Christian groups or persons.



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  • Italian teacher disciplined over crucifix removal
    An Italian teacher has been disciplined under fascist-era rules for removing a crucifix from the wall of his classroom in a move denounced Monday as "stupefying" by campaigners for secular education. Davide Zotti, a philosophy teacher in a state school in Trieste, said he had taken down the crucifix to protest the "homophobic statements" of the Read more on this news related to 'Crucifix'
  • Thieves steal 5-foot crucifix from church during service
    So much for the seventh commandment. Unholy crooks better pray the big man upstairs wasn’t watching when they swiped a 5-by-3 foot crucifix from a Bronx church during services on... Read more on this news related to 'Crucifix'
  • Stolen Crucifix Returned To Bronx Church; Thief Forgiven
    A crucifix has been returned to its rightful place in a church in the Bronx, five days after it was stolen. Read more on this news related to 'Crucifix'

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