The Canterbury Cross and the Consecration
The original Canterbury Cross brooch was unearthed over
a thousand years ago in the town of Canterbury in England.
It was created in bronze and depicts the four arms of
a Saxon cross. Its design is believed to be the same
as a Consecration Cross from early Christianity. Many
times, the Consecration crosses were painted or etched
in the walls of medieval churches. There were usually
twelve crosses inside the cathedrals, representing the
twelve apostles of Jesus
Christ. The Original Canterbury Cross can be seen
on display in the Royal Museum in Canterbury
Canterbury Cathedral and the Canterbury
The Canterbury Cathedral is one of the most popular
tourist attractions in England. It is the site of the
brutal murder of St.
Thomas Becket by King Henry II's knights, Richard
Brito, Reginald FitzUrse, Hugh de Moreville, and William
de Tracy. The Canterbury Cross is often called the Becket
Cross and a stone carving of the cross is displayed
on a wall in the south aisle of the cathedral. Twelve
of these Canterbury Cross carvings were sent to twelve
different Anglican churches for display.
The Canterbury Cross as a Gift
The image of the Canterbury Cross is recognized by most
Christians. It is a timeless piece that carries the
history and tradition of Christianity in its four arms.
Giving the Canterbury Cross as a gift is a wonderful
choice. Any Christian would welcome the Canterbury Cross
as an outward display of the long and turbulent history
Cross Pendant - This is a gorgeous piece in
gold or sterling silver. It can be worn with formalwear,
business attire, or everyday wear. Give the cross as
a gift for any of the sacraments or as wedding and anniversary
Cross Necklace -
Wear the cross on a gold or silver chain as reminder
of the Christian faith, and the struggles, and sacrifices
of the early Christians. Their selflessness made Christianity
what it is today.
All of the Canterbury
Cross jewelry is designed with the details of the
original Canterbury Cross brooch from medieval Christianity.