The Matrimony Cross is a beautiful depiction of a loving couple and an ideal Christian wedding gift or anniversary gift. This solid bronze wall cross is 5.7 inches high and 4.3 inches wide and has an eyelet for hanging on a wall.
An heirloom gift of this quality of workmanship, material and design will be an everlasting reminder of the gift the couple is to one another, and of the rootedness of the marriage in Christ.
Until death do us part
The promise to say “Yes!” unreservedly to another for life–in other words, to lay down one’s life “until death do us part” for the beloved–is indeed an awesome commitment of every Christian denomination. To the one who sees with eyes of faith, hope and love, marriage is a leap of joy into the mystery of divine love. Love does not fear, nor is it intimidated by the challenges that lie ahead. The capacity to give and receive love is the capacity to be most fully human, most fully alive. This solid bronze cross, conceived and realized in Germany by a master bronzesmith, is a faithful and faith-filled expression of the awesome mystery of the marriage commitment–a gift for a wedding or anniversary, but also something more: the confident affirmation that love does conquer all.
The reverse side reads in German: Vater unser im Himmel, geheiligt werde Dein Name, Dein Reich komme, Dein Wille geschehe wie im Himmel, so auch auf Erden. Unser taegliches Brot gib us heute, und vergib uns unsere Schuld, wie auch wir vergeben unsern Schuldigern, und lasse uns nicht in Versuchung fuehren, sondern erloese uns vom Boesen. Denn Dein ist das Reich, und die Kraft, und die Herrlichkeit, in Ewigkeit. Amen.
Translation: Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed by Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.