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”).The crucifix is a principal symbol for many groups of Christians, and one of the most common forms of the Crucifixion in the arts. It is especially important in the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church, but is also used in the Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Assyrian, and Eastern Catholic Churches, as well as by many Lutheran and Anglican churches. The symbol is less common in churches of other Protestant denominations, which prefer to use a cross without the figure of Jesus (the corpus). The crucifix emphasizes Jesus sacrifice his death by crucifixion, which Christians believe brought about the redemption of mankind. Most crucifixes portray Jesus on a Latin cross, rather than any other shape, such as a Tau cross or a Coptic cross.Western crucifixes usually have a three-dimensional corpus, but in Eastern Orthodoxy Jesus body is normally painted on the cross, or in low relief. Strictly speaking, to be a crucifix, the cross must be three-dimensional, but this distinction is not always observed. An entire painting of the Crucifixion of Jesus including a landscape background and other figures is not a crucifix either.Large crucifixes high across the central axis of a church are known by the Old English term rood. By the late Middle Ages these were a near-universal feature of Western churches, but are now very rare. Modern Roman Catholic churches often have a crucifix above the altar on the wall; for the celebration of Mass, the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church requires that, “on or close to the altar there is to be a cross with a figure of Christ crucified” 100% Cotton Adult 30/1s Tee Shirt 4.3 oz 100% Ringspun Cotton, Preshrunk Jersey Tubular 3/4 inch Seamless Rib Knit Collar Taped neck and shoulders Double-Needle Sleeve and Bottom Hem T-Shirts – Shop for printed, sporty t-shirts online for men & women. Shop our collection of awesome t-shirts, art prints, iphone cases, home decor, and more featuring unique designs by the global artist community. Custom design t-shirts made in the USA. Funny T-Shirts, cool tees, and soft vintage shirts shipped daily. New shirt designs all the time. Buy mens tees from famous brands and top designers. Trendy graphic tees, comfortable t-shirts, cotton tees, and performance t shirts all available online at website for purchase with fast shipping. Shop t-shirts. Choose from over 11,000,000 unique tees. Large selection of shirt styles. Satisfaction guaranteed.