Jerusalem Cross Pendant
Polished bronze with cutouts, 1 1/2" high, on brown cord, gift boxed. Our best selling Jerusalem Cross is now available in sterling silver (See code 326-S)
Also known as The Crusaders Cross and Five-Fold Cross, the Jerusalem Cross dates back to the First Crusade in the 11th Century. Crusaders saw the Jerusalem Cross as a symbol of salvation and a call to spread the word of God from the central location of the Christian Faith, Jerusalem.
The Jerusalem cross is comprised of a cross surrounded by four smaller crosslets. These smaller crosses represent the four evangelists who wrote the gospels and helped spread the word of Jesus Christ in all directions. Perhaps the most compelling symbolism found in the Jerusalem Cross is that of the five wounds Jesus Christ suffered during the passion. Wounds to Christs hands and feet are represented in the small crosses and the large center cross represents the wound to Jesus side.
Today, the Jerusalem Cross calls Christians everywhere to continue to spread the word our Lord, Jesus Christ in all four corners of the world. The Jerusalem Cross is a popular gift for retreats, confirmations and anyone answering the Lords call to service.