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Beautiful handcrafted resin pendant necklace inscribed with VDMA - latin for "The Word of the Lord Endures Forever," the motto of the Lutheran Reformation. The motto is based on 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. - See information about the VDMA at: http://lutheranreformation.org/history/the-motto-of-the-reformation/
Made of metal and resin, nickel and lead free, made from zinc alloy metal then plated in colors.
Chain is 24 inches in length.
Necklace is water resistant, but not waterproof. Please remove before showering or swimming.