The Labyrinth Cross with Black Patina is one of the most elegant, graceful, and beautiful pieces in our collection. It is a masterpiece of sleek design married to a symbolic depth that will enrich your prayer life. This solid bronze cross features a black patina and a polished bronze labyrinth in the center. The black patina gives the piece a smooth, radiant, and satisfying texture. At 2.75 inches by 2.5 inches, the cross holds a special place in our collection for its versatility. It can be strung with a chain or cord for use as a pectoral cross, or the eyelet on the back can be used to mount the cross on a wall.
A Symbolically Rich Gift
The symbolism of the labyrinth, with its connotations of meditation and deep thought, makes this an excellent gift for those interested in contemplative prayer, or who are experiencing uncertain or difficult times. The earliest known use of a labyrinth in Christian worship and prayer dates back to the 4th century in Algeria. They became widespread in the middle ages, most notably in France where one of the most famous examples exists today in Chartres Cathedral. They are thought to have been used to symbolize pilgrimage and our journey through life, the circuitous path winding but inevitably leading to the One True God. In modern times, the labyrinth is a central part of many contemplative prayer practices and traditions.
Whether you give this as a gift or keep it for yourself, the Labyrinth Cross is a great way to bring a deep and rich contemplative tradition into your prayer life.