Holding Cross
Holding Cross
Holding Cross
Holding Cross
Holding Cross
Holding Cross

Holding Cross

Regular price $ 3.00 Save $ -3.00

Each cross is carved individually from a unique piece of beautifully grained olive wood. This wood is pruned from the olive trees around Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus. Christians have been carving crosses like this for hundreds of years, originally for pilgrims and more recently for tourists visiting the Holy Land.

Each craftsman is a Christian living in Bethlehem who receives a fair price to support their family.

Praying with a holding cross can be a comfort during centering prayer, a helpful presence during lectio divina, and a faithful reminder of God's presence during the prayer of examen. 

A holding cross is also sometimes called a pocket cross, comfort cross, or caring cross. These small crosses are designed to fit comfortably into the palm of your hand as a tactile aid to prayer. Use it as a spiritual companion for easing children's fears, to comfort the worry and stress of adults, and to focus the prayer of the sick and elderly.


Small Holding Cross: 2.5 x 1.5 x 0.4 inches
Medium Holding Cross: 3.75 x 1.75 x 0.5 inches

What types of shipping services do you offer?

We ship all over the world! In the USA, we currently offer free shipping on all orders valued at $75 and above (applied at checkout) and flat rate shipping of $5 or $8 per package on orders valued under $75, depending on total package weight. International pricing varies by region and cost is calculated at checkout.

How quickly will my order ship?

Digital products are automatically sent by email shortly after you place your order. Physical products are shipped from our warehouse in Waco, TX on weekday afternoons. You'll receive an email with tracking information when your order is shipped.

Can I change my shipping address, email or payment info?

Because our orders ship daily, we may not be able to change your information before your order is processed and shipped. For that reason, please verify your shipping address at checkout before submitting your order. If you find an error, contact us as soon as possible and we will try our hardest to make corrections before the order goes out. We try to check email for any shipping-related updates before printing labels.

What is your return policy?

We do our best to describe and depict each product with great care and detail. For that reason we created the FREE Essentials Workbook to give you a closer look at the design of our planner. The Essentials Workbook will help you evaluate if our product is a good fit for you before you spend any money. You can often purchase digital sample months of the planners to try before you buy. Our planner isn't a perfect fit for everyone, though. We haven't set out to be. It's not possible! That said, let us know if you find an issue and we will do our best to make it right.

If your physical product is damaged or defective, or you receive the wrong product, please contact us with your name, order number, and nature of the issue at hello@sacredordinarydays.com and we will address your concern as quickly as possible.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Toni Gatlin (Austin, US)
a comfort in anxiety

Throughout the insecurity and unpredictability of 2020, I carried this cross in my purse in a little pouch with other anti-anxiety helps (I refer to the pouch as my "freak-out bag"). It's a lovely grounding tool, a comfort to hold, and a sweet reminder of the ever-present Christ even when the world feels topsy-turvy.

Christine Peirce (Springtown, US)
Daily rest

I use this daily. Much like a rubbing stone, it has come into my hands as a way to calm myself, find patience, seek love for my kids and really just restructure my behaviors and anxieties. I have 4-5 around the house and I keep one in my purse. My kids also use them when they are struggling.

The ability to reach out and touch something, hold something, aids in refocusing and breathing deeply.

Joseph (Lee's Summit, US)

I leave this little cross in my pocket, and it helps me to refocus my day. Any time I slip my hand in my pocket, I am reminded to recenter my thoughts and actions on God. It is small enough to fit in your pocket and the shape and smoothness makes it easy to hold.

Anne (Nampa, US)

I love using this cross as a fidget tool when having conversations with young people who engage so much better when their hands are busy. It is beautifully carved and I love the faint scent of olive.

Mikester (Phoenix, US)
Soothing to hold and meditate

I wasn't expecting much, it's just a wooden cross, but I thought it would be neat to place on a side table as a sort of curiosity. But I found that sometimes when I am especially worried or contemplative, I enjoy picking it up to hold and touch while I'm praying. I can fidget with it as I form my prayer and it provides a sense of comfort that as I am turning it over in my hands, I am literally turning it over to god with my prayer, and that he understands my worry and participates in the solution with me. One of those purchases you love way more than you knew you needed. Yay!!