Altar Crosses / Altar Crucifix

A standing altar crucifix or cross is a principal ornament of the altar. The freestanding pieces typically consist of a weighted base with a standing cross or crucifix in a style that matches the decor of the church. The position of the cross or crucifix on the altar varies by church and religion. It is believed that the altar cross or altar crucifix serves as a reminder to the people in attendance of the believed nature of the Eucharist as the body of Christ.

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Matthew F. Sheehan carries a variety of standing clergy altar crosses and crucifixes to choose from. Whether you're looking for a small standing crucifix with a simple design or a more ornate 15-inch bronze altar cross, you'll find the right piece for your church at Matthew F. Sheehan. Our standing crosses and crucifixes are designed with flat, weighted bases that allow them to remain upright while on display. They are made with premium materials and are available in a variety of styles and finishes to match your church's decor.

When choosing an altar cross or crucifix, remember to take into account the size of your church. Larger churches or cathedrals typically require larger crosses to ensure visibility from back rows. Our selection of altar crosses and crucifixes include designs in a wide array of sizes so that worshipers throughout your space can properly see the symbolic item. For very large churches, freestanding processional crucifixes are also available.

Whether you're looking for a small and simple cross or a large and ornate crucifix for your altar, Matthew F. Sheehan has you covered. We have been in business since 1907 and strive to offer the best selection of high-quality church goods at affordable prices. If you have any questions about an altar cross that we offer or if you need help with ordering, please give us a call at 1-617-971-9800 during our normal business hours to speak with a live customer service representative. We look forward to working with you and meeting all of your church supply needs.