Monday, April 1, 2013

Who says Lutherans do not have crucifixes?


Artifact: Crucifix

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circa 1868
17.75 x 9 x 38.5 inches (w x d x h)

This wooden crucifix was used in the second sanctuary of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Saint Louis, located at 15th Street and Delmar Avenue from 1868 to 1919. Immanuel was one of the four congregations that made up the Saint Louis Gesamtgemeinde(joint congregation) under C. F. W. Walther.
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