A crucifix (from Latin cruci fixus meaning " (one) fixed to a cross") is an image of Jesus on the cross, as distinct from a bare cross. The representation of Jesus himself on the cross is referred to in English as the corpus (Latin for "body"). At the moment of Christ’s death, the Father receives a beloved Son who has been obedient to his will. The Father looks slightly down at the Son from a position of omniscience and omnipotence. His expression shows strength, pleasure and gratitude for His son’s sacrifice, and He has a paternal expression. Christ’s expression is peaceful, looking up at the Father to show their familial bond. To make the Trinity more complete, the Holy Spirit is included. The Holy Spirit is looking in the same direction as God the Father (downwards toward Christ).

Retablo Crucifix

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