review by Larry Peterson
|Nativity Stone set in Gold Cross|
To the right you see a picture of a gold filled cross and in the center of the cross you will notice a white stone. Let me share with you about that stone. It comes from the Manger Room of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Yes, the stone is from the exact spot in the manger where Jesus Christ, the Messiah and the Son of God, was born on the First Christmas over 2000 years ago. This is true and has been documented and confirmed by the Vatican.
Back in 1963 philanthropist and archaeologist, Stanley Slotkin, was visiting the Cave of the Nativity and noticed a portion of the inside wall being removed. His host, the mayor of Bethlehem, explained to him that the site was being expanded to make another exit so as to accommodate the thousands of visitors that came every year. Slotkin asked for permission to have the excavated stones shipped to him in America and they were. He began making crosses, each holding a precious Nativity Stone. These crosses he gave away to many charities and to the terminally ill providing comfort and peace to many while reinforcing their faith in Jesus.
It is important to remember that these stones are from the EXACT spot where Jesus was born. The Church of the Nativity is the oldest Christian Church in the world. Early Christians worshipped at this exact site soon after Christ’s death and resurrection. In 325 AD, the Emperor Constantine officially recognized this site as the true birthplace of Christ. Imagine having an actual Nativity Stone that was there when Our Blessed Mother gave birth to our Saviour while St. Joseph stood by caring for and protecting them.
Recently, at his request, Slotkin’s family made Nativity Stones available for a wider audience. Jewelry was created that contained Nativity Stones. This jewelry is now available to everyone while supplies last. Each cross comes in a case with its own numbered Certification of Authenticity. It makes a magnificent gift and will become a treasured keepsake to all who are able to acquire one. For further information go to the link below. For visiting this blog you are eligible to use coupon code “Honored15“ when ordering. Just type it in the code box at checkout.