From generation to generation, the cross has been a symbol and a statement of faith bringing hope in the darkest hours and gratitude in the celebrations of life. Patterned from an ancient design found in a centuries old European chapel, this Holding Cross is made to fit in the palm of the hand.
Crosses are handmade through a seven-step process by small family owned businesses in Bethlehem. Each cross is cut from the prunings of olive trees growing since the time of Christ. The trimming of old and unproductive trees is essential for healthier growth and environmental stability. No trees are destroyed or damaged in the harvesting of the olive wood for this cross.