This wooden cross, entirely carved by hand, is the handiwork of the monk Father Galaktion of Saint Dimitrios' Cell* in Kapsala, Mount Athos, Greece.
The cross is made of boxwood, a type of wood with a smooth texture, ideal for carving as it holds crisp and fine detail. Boxwood has a yellowish color but acquires an elegant darker patina over time.
Hold the cross in your hand as a praying tool, or wear it as a necklace (a black satin cord is included).
*The ascetic Cell of Saint Dimitrios belonged priorly to Father Irodion of Kapsala, the Holy Fool (1904-1990).
Total cord length: 29.5" (75 cm)
This item was meticulously handcrafted by monks in Mount Athos. While crafting each one, the monks are simultaneously engaged in prayer and concentration, making these items a true blessing! With the purchase of this item, you are also supporting the monastic communities of Mount Athos, Greece.
Dimensions may vary slightly as this is a handmade product.