Disciple’s Cross

The 12 point ‘chip carving’ medallion is at the center of the Disciple’s Cross. This cross can be used at Confirmation of when new members join a congregation by celebrating the diverse gifts and ministries of all 12 of the disciples. The two kinds of wood used are from the Celtic tradition. The white wood is holly- the tree of the winter and introspection. The darker wood is white oak- the tree of the summer, strength, and productivity. By combining them, the message of the cross is a call to keep in balance the prayerful care for the soul and an active participant in the mission ministry of the Church. Woods of the cross: Holly and White Oak