Hi all - I’m looking for some help with a friend’s dilemma. He’s on a committe at our parish that is developing plans for a new church building. A discussion came up about having the crucified Christ versus the risen Christ at the head of the Church behind the alter. Most wanted the risen Christ. He (and I and a few others) want the crucified Christ there, with the Risen Christ in the back of the church near the baptismal font (another source of controversy that i won’t get into now).
It seems to me that the GIRM indicated somewhere the the crucified Christ was to be in the Sanctuary behind the alter, and the risen Christ placed in the back of the church. Am I correct in this?
I guess I’m just looking for some feedback from this much-learned community. Your thoughts, confirmations, contradictions are appreciated by me (and my buddy on the committee who wants a church where Jesus is center, not a monument to ourselves - his words, not mine, but I agree wholeheartedly).
God bless everyone, everywhere, and THANK YOU!