Crucifix

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Crucifix Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • 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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  • Crucifix smashed as thieves target city churches
    SENIOR churchmen have condemned break-ins and vandalism to two places of worship in the city centre. Read more on this news related to 'Crucifix'
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  • Woodstock Team Apologizes For ‘Barbie’ Crucifix
    Members of a girl's high school basketball team have apologized for celebrating a victory by posing under a crucifix with a Barbie doll. Read more on this news related to 'Crucifix'

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