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  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Presentation Chest for the Grand Cross
    Gifts from Heads of State1961

    Locking wood chest elaborately decorated with mother of pearl on exterior. Top center of lid bears inscription in relief "Blessing of the Holy Sepulchre of our lord to the President of the United States of America John F. Kennedy" lower center "Benedictos Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Jerusalem 1961". The chest contains the Grand Cross and ...

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Grand Cross of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
    Gifts from Heads of State1961

    A gold and black enamel Latin crowned cross surrounded by green enamel laurel wreath. The cross hangs as a pendant from a red grosgrain ribbon. The cross grants membership into and is the symbol of rank of Knight Grand Cross in the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Grand Cross of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem Star
    Gifts from Heads of State1961

    Silver pin with gold and black Latin crowned cross in center surrounded by gold and green enamel laurel wreath, set on an 8-point silver star. This star is awarded simultaneously with the Grand Cross, granting membership to President John F. Kennedy into, and is the symbol of rank of Knight Grand Cross in the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre ...

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Presentation Chest for the Grand Cross
    Gifts from Heads of State1961

    Locking wood chest elaborately decorated with mother of pearl on the exterior. The top center of lid bears an inscription in relief: Blessing of the Holy Sepulchre of our lord to Mrs. John F. Kennedy. The lower center of the lid is inscribed: "Benedictos Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem 1961". The chest contains the Grand Cross and Grand Cross...

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Grand Cross of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
    Gifts from Heads of State1961

    Gold and black enamel Latin crowned cross surrounded by green enamel laurel wreath. The cross hangs as a pendant from a red ribbon. The cross grants membership for Mrs. John F. Kennedy into, and is the symbol of rank of Knight Grand Cross in the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Grand Cross of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem Star
    Gifts from Heads of State1961

    Silver pin with gold and black Latin crowned cross in center surrounded by gold and green enamel laurel wreath, set on an 8-point silver star. This star is awarded simultaneously with the Grand Cross, granting membership for Mrs. John F. Kennedy into, and is the symbol of rank of Knight Grand Cross in the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of J...

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