These olive wood cups are hand-made in Bethlehem, the birth place of the ONE who instituted the LORD’s Supper in remembrance of the sacrifice HE made for us. Our fine-crafted chalices are ideal for church congregation use, and as such we provide the option of personalizing your communion cup with the laser engraved logo of your ministry.
Our olive wood store provides chalices crafted by Christian carpenters who live in Bethlehem and come from a long line of artisans handing this specialized skill down from generation to generation.
Crafted just a few kilometers from the ‘Upper Room’ in Jerusalem where the Last Supper took place and the observance of communion originated, these LORD’s Supper cups are not just aesthetic artworks that show off the beautiful grain of the wood along the curves of the cup, but their heritage and origin add an additional layer of appeal. How precious it is to celebrate the LORD’s Supper using an olive wood cup created in the town of JESUS’ birth. A cup that is made from the wood of trees that grow in the places where JESUS once walked…
Following in the footsteps of JESUS or following HIS example in breaking the bread and drinking the wine, is at the essence of communion, and it’s in the ‘Upper Room’ that JESUS set this example: “While they were eating, JESUS took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, ‘Take and eat; this is my body.’ Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, ‘Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.’” (Matthew 26:26-28, NIV)
We offer a variety of communion cups, including related items – from plain chalices to laser engraved designs featuring images such as the Holy City of Jerusalem and The LORD’s Prayer. Sets include pairs of large cups, bread trays, communion wine as well as a collection of smaller cups. While they are a great supplement to communion services at your church, they also make great olive wood souvenirs or olive wood home gifts, to be used for display or at special events.
With many trees still bearing olives in abundance while they are hundreds of years old, the regenerative ability of this tree is fascinating. A trunk may become old and appear to have died once pruned, but come the right season new shoots will start growing and eventually blossom into a wealth of olives. The principle of apparent death producing new life reminds of the crucifixion of CHRIST as well as our call to follow HIS example – dying to self to gain life in abundance!
Olive tree trunks have a tendency to hollow out due to deterioration of the interior, yet they don’t lose the ability to produce fruit. This presents yet another parallel that can be drawn with the model relationship between GOD and man: Being emptied as a result of internal decay is actually the ideal state for being filled with the new life that’s found in GOD alone.
May you be blessed in following the example of JESUS during your times of communion, and may your cup of blessing overflow as David’s did.
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