The Jerusalem Cross was excavated by a team of American archeologists, in the hidden tomb of the first Christian King of Jerusalem. Scholars have found that the large central cross represents the strength of Christianity. The four smaller crosses represent the spread of Christianity to the four corners of the earth.
Jerusalem Cross also known as the "Crusaders Cross" or, the "New Jerusalem Cross", focusing attention on the Divine and heavenly restoration of Jerusalem.
The Jerusalem Cross has many representations and symbols.
The large center Cross symbolizes the person of Christ. It is surrounded by 4 Crosses symbolizing the belief that Jerusalem is the spiritual center of the earth; and Christ's commandment to spread the Gospel from Jerusalem to the four directions of the world.
A mission that started in Jerusalem with the outreach and commitment of the four Gospels.
All five crosses symbolizes the five wounds of Christ during the Passion.
Others have interpreted it to represent the Five Wounds of Christ on the Cross.
Still others have acknowledged the Central Cross made of four Tau Crosses representing the Old Testament Law.
The four smaller Greek Crosses represent the fulfillment of the Law in the Gospel of Christ.
The Jerusalem Cross is often called the Crusader's Cross because it was on the papal banner given to the crusaders by Pope Urban II in the Middle Ages. The Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem existed for almost two hundred years after the First Crusade. The Jerusalem Cross is also known as the Fivefold Cross.