New Jewelry Company Honors Healing Power of Christianity's Most Holy Site
(8 months ago)
JERUSALEM: Holysepulchre.gift is the first online store of its kind to offer beautiful and unique jewelry from the Holy Land - Jewelry that is all connected to one of Christianity's holiest places - The Stone of Anointing in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.
Christians from all over the world who are seeking hope, healing and blessing, can purchase new, unique and extraordinary pieces of artistic jewelry.
All the jewelry has been personally taken to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, placed on the ancient stone, and then blessed.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, has long been a major pilgrimage center for Christians all around the world. The church is a magnificent, spiritual, historical, and archaeological treasure right in the heart of the Holy Land.
Christian pilgrims bring with them candles, clothes, crosses, necklaces and mementos of loved ones when they visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
They place their "gifts" and pray for themselves and their loved ones on the stone where the body of Jesus was anointed and prepared for burial by Joseph of Arimathea.
"And when they came unto a place called Golgotha....And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed" Matthew 27: 33, 60
A spokesman for Holysepulchre.gift,says,"Our mission is to bring the hope and healing of Jesus to every Christian around the world who is unable to visit the Church in the Holy Land. We do it for them and their loved ones"
Each piece of special jewelry has a story behind its creation, with some items specially designed by holysepulchre.gift
The Ahuvi-cross, one of Holy Sepulchre's designs, represents the circle of life and faith. "The small circle is our childhood and is inside a larger circle representing our adulthood. The stones represent the good things that God has given us in our lives, whilst the smooth but almost unseen rough surfaces of the rings signify the ups and downs that we all face from time to time in our lives.
In the center of the rings of beautifully crafted gold, is the cross, which represents our faith in God and Christ, as the center of our lives in all those moments of both good and bad times.
"We try to make these pieces available to each and every person in the community of believers around the world."
"We live in a world that needs hope right now," he says. "If we can offer something tangible that reminds people there is hope, then that's what we must do."