Why Is There A Difference Between Roman Catholic & Eastern Orthodox Crucifixes?

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Concerning painted Crucifixes…Are they really a Crucifix?

I thought a Crucifix had to be 3-D

Archaeology of the Cross and Crucifix
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Peace
Chris

It’s just a different artistic taste, the difference between Eastern and Western art is obvious if you look over the centuries, and it also relates to religious art, it’s just a different style.

The difference between a Cross and a Crucifix is just the depiction of Christ Crucified, a Cross is an empty cross, while the Crucifix has Christ hanging off it crucified.

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