St Christopher 10th anniversary pendant-Tin
St Christopher 10th anniversary pendant – a Cornish tin St Christopher on a sterling silver belcher chain.
The reverse side of this pendant has the inscription 10th Wedding Anniversary.
The popular and best known tale of Saint Christopher, is as the patron saint of travellers.
According to these stories, Christopher’s original name was Offero and was born in Canaan.
He was a tall and very strong man who wandered the world in search of adventure. Eventually he sought out a
Christian hermit who instructed him to spend his life in the service of Christ by helping others. According to legend
Offero became a porter and guide, helping people to cross a swift and dangerous stream near to the hermit’s dwelling
place. One day he carried a small child across the stream. The child grew heavier as he crossed the torrent and when t
hey arrived on the other side, the child revealed himself as Christ, and explained he was so heavy because he bore the
weight of the world. Christ then baptized Offero with water from the stream and Offero took the new name
Christopher which means Christ-bearer. Christopher’s service at the stream led to his patronage of all
things related to travel and travellers.
Diameter: 28mm Chain length: 18 inch (45cm)
Supplied in a satin and velvet-lined gift box.
Made in Cornwall by St Justin