EWTN Catholic Q&A
Crucifix
Question from Lori Ann Gumerson on 08-14-2008:

Hello! I have recently seen at a antique store, a beautiful crucifix with many symbols around it. Some of the symbols include a ladder, a rooster, a lantern a broom, a spear and many more. Is this crucifix used for special reason. Would it be a Catholic crucifix?Thank-you!

Answer by Fr. Thomas Loya on 10-24-2008:

Glory to Jesus Christ!

Lori,

The Crucifix you are referring to would be a Catholic Crucifix but most likely it is done in the style of Eastern iconography.

--Fr. Thomas J. Loya, STB, MA.

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