Saint Christopher is depicted in our piece carrying a child across a river. The story goes that St. Christopher desired to serve “the greatest king there was once”. He was once told by a hermit that on account of his large size he could serve Christ by helping people who were perishing in attempts to cross a local river. After Christopher had performed this service for some time, a little child asked him to take him across the river. All over the crossing, the river became swollen and the child seemed as heavy as lead, so much that Christopher could scarcely carry him and found himself in great difficulty. When he in the end reached the other side, he said to the child: “You have put me in the greatest danger. I do not think the whole world could have been as heavy on my shoulders as you were.” The child replied: “You had on your shoulders not only the whole world but Him who made it. I am Christ your king, whom you are serving by this work.” The child then vanished. Christopher later visited the city of Lycia and there comforted the Christians who were being martyred. Brought before the local king, he refused to sacrifice to the pagan gods. The king tried to win him by riches and by sending two beautiful women to tempt him. Christopher converted the women to Christianity, as he had already converted thousands in the city. The king ordered him to be killed. More than a few attempts failed, but in the end Christopher was once decapitated.
Cast from Peace Bronze – A unique alloy made from recycled nuclear weapon systems; Proudly made in the usA.
20% of From War to Peace profits are dedicated to peace and social justice organizations committed to transforming our world.
Our packaging is created the usage of recycled and biodegradable materials.
Our stunning iridescent finish lends a beautiful and wholly unique colorful luster to each piece. No two are alike. Prone to change through the years, the iridescent finish may also be preserved by avoiding showering at the same time as wearing the jewelry and by avoiding excessive exposure to skin oils.
Our adjustable natural fiber cords may also be adjusted from approximately 16-30″ in length. They are made of high-quality, eco-friendly, animal friendly waxed cotton. They are manufactured in the usA.