[“Culture générale“ on the menu today ;)]
It is a fact that 90% of the Maronites happen not to know what a Maronite cross looks like.
I went to quite a few Christian stores everywhere on the Lebanese soil (including Harissa) asking for a Maronite cross and all I was shown there were “regular” crosses (Roman, Byzantine, etc.).
Then I decided to give it a shot with specialized jewelers.
Bingo, but no cross less than USD 350.
I eventually managed to get hold of a really good silver Maronite cross at a very affordable price from… the United States.
Picture this: I had to go that far to buy something coming from somewhere where you can’t actually find that thing you are supposed to find (does that sentence make any sense?).
This is what a Maronite cross looks like:
Does the shape look familiar?
Have a good Sunday.