The Jerusalem Cross
The Jerusalem Cross represents Christ’s command to spread the Gospel around the world. This mission began in Jerusalem and was part of the Jerusalem Kingdom (1099-1203 AD).
The emblem consists of 5 crosses with various interpretations today based on historical references:
- The four evangelists, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John with Christ in the center (largest cross) Christianity broadcast to the four corners of the world.
- The Five crosses representing the five wounds of Jesus on the cross – the small crosses for the hands and feet, and the large central cross for the spear wound in His side.
- The large cross represents the strength of Christianity. The four smaller crosses represent the spread of Christianity to the four corners of the earth.
The first Jerusalem Crosses were either carved out of wood or made by the ancient lost wax process using hand tools and an open fire without electricity. The crosses are high quality and made in Israel from melted ancient coins.