Ad Crucem Christmon - Maltese Cross
$ 7.00 $ 8.50
White Acrylic Christmon available in two different sizes, Medium 3.5" and Large 4.5"
Extra large sizes and different materials are available upon request.
The Maltese cross is associated with the island of Malta. The cross is a white, eight-pointed cross having the form of four "V"-shaped elements, each joining the others at its vertex, leaving the other two tips spread outward symmetrically. This is placed on a red background or worn on a black mantle.
The Order of St. John adopted the Maltese cross in 1567, the points meaning the eight obligations or aspirations of the knights:
- to live in truth
- to have faith
- to repent one's sins
- to give proof of humility
- to love justice
- to be merciful
- to be sincere and wholehearted
- to endure persecution