It is known as the Jerusalem Cross because all it represents stems from Jerusalem.
The large cross in the center represents Jesus, Our Saviour who lived, died on the cross and rose again in Jerusalem in 33 A.D. At that time Jerusalem was the center of the world and the center of Christianity.
The four small crosses are symbolic of the four Gospels; Matthew, Mark, Luke and John as well as the four corners of the earth which Jesus commands His disciples to spread the Gospel to;
And Jesus came and spoke to them saying “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 24:18-20.
It is a beautiful and unique design symbolizing the spread of Christianity across all denominations of Christians, starting from Jerusalem and spreading to the four corners of the earth.
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The olive tree, native to the Holy Land, is mentioned in the Bible as a symbol of productivity, beauty, dignity and peace.
- Olive wood is a hard and non-porous wood that is ideal for products such as chopping boards and kitchen items. It will not absorb flavours, odours or bacteria and it does not stain.
- The olive tree’s wood has a diverse variety of natural colour and tone depth. Its artistically rich and vibrant grain render it one of the most beautiful in the world and few woods are able to offer such unique character.
- Its strikingly rich and colourful appearance makes it perfect for use in a wide range of decorative objects.
- All the olive wood figurines and arts that we sell are hand crafted by Christian artisans in Bethlehem. The wood they use are the prunings of the olive tree, which is an essential process for healthier growth of the trees and to generate environmental stability. So, no tree is damaged or destroyed in the process.
Our olive wood carvings will easily last a lifetime and be enjoyed by generations to come.
If you are visiting the Old City of Jerusalem, why not drop by our store at 28 Christian Quarter Street, Old City, Jerusalem!! You’ll meet with our friendly, helpful staff who will be pleased to help you find that perfect gift to take home or indeed to treat yourself to a special memory of your time in the Holy Land. You’ll see the wide range of our products as well as witnessing the high quality and genuine value for money of our merchandise. We’ll be delighted to meet you!