We carry large selection of sterling silver Christian jewelry hand crafted in Israel. Includes the Jerusalem Cross in sterling silver and 14k/18k gold, Crucifix and Pope John Paul the II Commerative Medallion charm and necklace.
The Jerusalem Cross, also known as the
Crusaders Cross and the Five-Fold Cross, is comprised of Greek and Tau crosses.
Four Tau crosses meet in the center creating a Greek cross. Four additional
Greek crosses, one in each corner, make a total of five crosses.
The symbolism of the five crosses has been explained in a variety of ways. Here
are a few:
The five crosses represent the five wounds Jesus received on the cross. The
large center cross represents the wound in Jesus' side while the four smaller
crosses represent the wounds he received in his hands and feet. The large center
cross represents Jesus and the four smaller crosses represent the four Gospel
writers. The four smaller crosses represent the four corners of the earth to
which the gospel is being taken or for which Jesus died. The five crosses
represent the five nations active in the Crusades: Great Britain, France,
Germany, Italy and Spain. The five crosses represent the five principalities of
the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. The Jerusalem Cross was employed as an emblem by
the Crusaders. Godfrey de Bouillon, who became the first ruler of Jerusalem
after it was captured from the Moslems in 1099, wore the Jerusalem Cross as his