Jerusalem Cross

The Jerusalem cross is also known as Crusaders' cross, and it is a heraldic cross or Christian symbol that consists of a large Greek cross surrounded by four smaller Greek crosses, one in each corner. 

The simpler form of the cross is known as the "Crusaders' Cross", because it was on the papal banner given to the Crusaders by Pope Urban II for the First Crusade, and became a symbol of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. 

It was first worn by Godfrey of Bouillon, the first leader of the Kingdom. The four smaller crosses are said to symbolize either the four books of the Gospel or the four directions in which the Word of Christ spread from Jerusalem. Alternatively, all five crosses can symbolize the five wounds of Christ during the Passion, the Pentateuch and, presumably, the first five Christian Churches. 

Its origin may come from Phoenicia, in the shape of a white, sometimes green, eight-pointed cross, known as Maltese Cross, each point representing a Beatitude, as the Venerable Order of St John teaches. 

The Jerusalem Cross is also used in the flag of Georgia.

Olive Wood Jerusalem Cross Crucifix with 4 Vials  25cm 10

Olive Wood Jerusalem Cross Crucifix with 4 Vials 25cm 10

This ''Jerusalem Cross" Crucifix'' is handmade in Bethlehem by Christian artisans, out of the finest olive wood available (see below for an explanation about olive wood). The detailed Corpus is made out of pewter. Ma...
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Olive Wood Box Jerusalem Cross Design (MED)

Olive Wood Box Jerusalem Cross Design (MED)

This is a lovely rectangular box carved from high quality olive wood, with the word Jerusalem and Jerusalem Cross laser etched on its lid. Both the outside bottom and the inside bottom of the box are covered in r...
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Jerusalem Cross Crusader's Olive Wood Keyring

Jerusalem Cross Crusader's Olive Wood Keyring

On sale is a keyring with the a Jerusalem Cross / Crusader's Cross design, that is carved from genuine olive wood.Dimensions:  2.5 x 2.5 cm / 1" x 1" approximately"The wood from the Tree of Life, those ...
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Jerusalem Cross Crusaders Olive Wood Pendant HJW

Jerusalem Cross Crusaders Olive Wood Pendant HJW

This is top quality Class A, olive wood pendant necklace with a Jerusalem Cross design, made by H.J.W the world leading manufacturer for olive wood articles for export. It comes with a Certificate of Origin certifying...
£ 2.49
Olive Wood Box Jerusalem Cross Design (SMALL)

Olive Wood Box Jerusalem Cross Design (SMALL)

This is a lovely rectangular box carved from high quality olive wood, with the word Jerusalem and Jerusalem Cross laser etched on its lid. Both the outside bottom and the inside bottom of the box are covered in r...
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