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Crucifix
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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 the crucified figure (the corpus) of Jesus Christ. It is primarily used in Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Anglican circles, and emphasizes Christ's sacrifice. 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 jewellery, or is attached to a rosary.

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