This holding cross is a premium quality cross made out of the highest quality olive wood available. To ensure this high quality, the wood used has gone through a seven-year natural drying process and a special protective treatment. The refined wood is then handcrafted by Christian artisans, who give an exclusive finish to fine environmentally friendly creations. It is deliberately uneven, in order to fit into a hand more comfortably than a “correctly shaped” cross would do..
This design is thinner and smaller than the regular size - and is therefore suitable for children as well as adults..
It will develop its own natural patina as it is held and handled over time. Hold it and take comfort from it. It is the perfect companion for your prayers and meditation. It has been said that sometimes it is enough simply to hold the cross silently – this is itself prayer. If you or someone you know is ill simply holding the cross may be the best way to pray..
It comes with a certificate of authenticity, and an exclusive HolyRoses explanation card with Psalm 23 on the reverse..
Each cross is approx. 9.5 cm x 4.5 cm x 1 cm / 3.75" x 1.75" x 0.8" thick..
Imported from USA.
These crosses are environmentally friendly as they are made only
from the prunings of ancient olive trees growing in the Bethlehem
region, the site of the nativity of Jesus (Matt 2, Luke 2).
***HAVE THESE AVAILABLE TO GIVE TO YOUR LOVED ONES IN THEIR TIMES
OF NEED - WILL MAKE A CHERISHED GIFT*** Information about olive
wood: Olive trees are indigenous to the Holy Land and are
treasured because the oil from their fruit has been used for
religious rites since biblical times. The olive wood used in
these beautiful products is of the highest quality and is
distinctive for its dark lines. It comes only from olive wood
trees that are grown in the area between Shechem and Hebron that
are not irrigated. The olive tree is a protected species in
Israel and cannot be cut down. Once every two years the olive
trees are pruned so that they bear fruit and it is from these
prunings that these handcrafted pieces are made. The prunings are
stored for almost 5 years until they are dry enough to carve,
before they are used by the craftsmen for these exquisite pieces.
Olive wood items make perfect gifts. Not only are they imbued
with spirituality, they also do not require much care since olive
oil is naturally protecting them from corrosion and changes of