Jerusalem Cross the timeless symbol of Christianity
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What does the Jerusalem cross represent in Christianity? The cross is one of the most recognizable symbols in the world and is one of the central themes in Christianity. Some crosses are simple in design, while others including the Jerusalem cross are more elaborate. The Jerusalem cross (also known as "five-fold Cross", or "cross-and-crosslets") consists of a large center cross with four smaller Greek crosses in each quadrant. A timeless symbol cherished for centuries the Jerusalem Cross has several interpretations:
1 The large cross represents Christ, while the four smaller crosses represent Matthew, Mark, Luke and John (the four evangelists). The authors of the Gospels (evangelists) - "people who proclaim good news," because their books helped spread the word of Jesus.
2 The large cross represents Christ, while the four smaller crosses represent the four quarters of the world. These four crosses are viewed as a symbol of Christ’s command to spread the Gospel around the world – a mission that was started in Jerusalem.
In the Middle ages the Jerusalem cross was given by Pope Urban II to the crusaders. And is, therefore also known as the "Crusader’s Cross". People wear the Jerusalem Cross for protection, and as a symbol of their faith. The Jerusalem cross attractive design makes perfect for those searching for a cross that reminds them of Jesus’ connection to the Holy Land.
Our collection of Jerusalem Crosses The Jerusalem cross can be worn as a necklace or ring. These pieces serve as a wearable reminder of your faith for everyday or special occasions.