Gift Suggestions for Pastors

Ad Crucem Pastor Appreciation Plaque - Customized

$ 75.00

Unique carved plaque with two important symbols of the Reformation:

VDMA - Verbum Domini Manet in Aeternum (The Word of the Lord Endures Forever - 1 Peter 1:24–25). It first appeared in the court of Frederick the Wise in 1522. He had it sewn onto the right sleeve of the court’s official clothing, which was worn by prince and servant alike. It was used by Frederick’s successors, his brother John the Steadfast, and his nephew John Frederick the Magnanimous. It became the official motto of the Smalcaldic League and was used on flags, banners, swords, and uniforms as a symbol of the unity of the Lutheran laity who struggled to defend their beliefs, communities, families, and lives against those who were intent on destroying them. It was found inscribed inside churches, over doorways, on foundation stones, even on horse’s helmets! The VDMA logo and statement has appeared throughout Lutheran churches worldwide and remains an enduring motto of the Reformation to this day. https://lutheranreformation.org/history/the-motto-of-the-reformation/ 
Luther Rose based on a cast of the one of the stone doorway posts at the main entrance to Luther’s home in Wittenberg. Vivit means, “He is Alive!” to celebrate Christ’s victory over sin, death, and the devil in order to justify us. 
Dimensions 
6" x 12”
3/4" Thick
Keyhole hangers at the back for a wall mounting
Material
Maple or Cherry
Hand rubbed with oil (use a quality furniture polish once a year to help prevent the wood from drying out in dry climates or absorbing too much moisture in wet climates.

Customization: Name, anniversary dates, scripture reference.
These items are made upon ordering, we are currently experiencing a backlog. Please allow 1 month for delivery.