Crown of Thorns Rosary and Crucifix

6 Apr
This rosary has symbols of Lent, the Crown of Thorns Crucifix and the Sacred Heart Center Medal.

This rosary has symbols of Lent, the Crown of Thorns Crucifix and the Sacred Heart Center Medal.

 

As Christians observe Lent, they remember the many events that marked the suffering Christ endured on His journey to Calvary. Significant among those events was the Crowning of Thorns.

The Crown of Thorns placed on Christ’s head is believed to have been made of twisted twigs from a tree in Galilee. Although its authenticity has not been confirmed, a relic of the Crown of Thorns is stored at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris and is brought out periodically for veneration.

The Crown of Thorns Crucifix is a symbol of Lent.

The Crown of Thorns Crucifix is a symbol of Lent.

The Crown of Thorns Crucifix is a traditional crucifix that has a circular Crown of Thorns surrounding the top.

The Crown of Thorns Rosary has a center medal showing the Sacred Heart.

The Crown of Thorns Rosary has a center medal showing the Sacred Heart.

The Crown of Thorns rosary and crucifix shown below was made in 1936. It was created as a rosary necklace as indicated by the silver clasp at the top.

The silver clasp at the top enables the owner to wear this rosary as a necklace.

The silver clasp at the top enables the owner to wear this rosary as a necklace.

Christ's Crown of Thorns is shown in this image on a miniature rosary box.

Christ’s Crown of Thorns is shown in this image on a miniature rosary box.

Many forms of religious art, such as that shown on this miniature rosary box, depict Christ’s Crown of Thorns.

http://www.amazon.com/Rosary-Collectors-Guide-Gloria-Hoffner/dp/0764345354

To learn more about antique and unusual rosaries, crosses, crucifixes, and center medals read The Rosary Collector’s Guide by Gloria Brady Hoffner and Helen Hoffner. This 152 page hardcover reference book published by Schiffer Publishing is the complete guide for rosary collectors, antique dealers, and historians.

If you have questions regarding rosaries and related religious articles, contact the authors at rosarycollector@aol.com

The Rosary Collector’s Guide authors are often available to show their rosary collection to school groups, church groups, and community organizations. To schedule a presentation, contact Gloria Brady Hoffner and Helen Hoffner at rosarycollector@aol.com
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