9 Inch Olive Wood Orthodox (Crusader) Cross Crucifix on Pedestal
Cat # : CHC30
This cross crucifix stands nearly 9 inches when attached to it's wooden pedestal.
The Jerusalem cross, is also known as the Crusaders'
Cross, and it is an heraldic cross or Christian symbol consisting of a large Greek cross surrounded by four smaller Greek crosses, one in each quadrant.
The simpler form of the cross is known as the "Crusaders' Cross", because it was on the papal banner given to the Crusaders by Pope Urban II for the First Crusade, and was a symbol of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem.
The four smaller crosses are said to symbolize either the four books of the Gospel or the four directions in which the Word of Christ spread from Jerusalem through the four evangelists (Mathew, Mark, Luke, and John).
Differing opinions about the symbolic nature of the cross include: five crosses can symbolize the five wounds of Christ during the Passion, or the Pentateuch or lastly, the first five Christian Churches. This is perfect for a memento from the Holy Land.
This item is sent to you in two pieces: the cross portion and the base. Simply insert the peg at the bottom of the cross into the hole in the base.
We offer a beautiful spiritual keepsake for yourself or to give as a gift to someone you care about.
''The wood from the Tree of Life, those who grasp it will experience eternal Happiness...'' Proverbs 3:18
Size: 9 x 5.5 inches