It has been said that there were enough shards of wood from Christ’s original cross being peddled across Europe during the Middle Ages that you could have built cathedrals out of them.
Nevertheless, the New York Post reports that the Cross of Wales, a silver cross, specially created for King Charles coronation on May 6, 2023, will have two shards of wood attached to it said to be from the cross which Jesus was crucified on.
According to reports, Pope Francis gifted the two shards to King Charles to be used during the ceremony, and they were incorporated into the cross designed by Silversmith Michael Lloyd.
The cross, which will be part of the procession, will also have the words of King David, the patron saint of Wales, inscribed on it:
“Byddwch lawen. Cadwch y ffydd. Gwnewch y Pethau Bychain,” which in English reads “Be joyful. Keep the faith. Do the little things.”
READ: King Charles’ coronation cross will have shards from Christ’s crucifixion