Crucifix


A crucifix amidst the cornfields
near Mureck in rural Styria, Austria

The crucifix is a principal symbol of the Christian religion, being a cross with an attached figure of Jesus Christ (the corpus). It is primarily used in Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Anglican circles, and emphasizes Christ's sacrifice. Other Protestant denominations prefer to depict the cross without the corpus, to emphasize the resurrection.

A crucifix is often worn on a necklace as an item of jewelry, or is attached to a rosary.

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See Crucifix (band) For information about the US punk band of that name.

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