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Orthodox Gold Cross Pendant – Православный нательный крест из золота – Pendantif Croix Orthodoxe en Or. Made in Russia - Сделано в России - Fabriqué en Russie.
Orthodox Cross – one of the hallmarks of Orthodox Christianity God-fearing Christians believe that Jesus accepted crucifixion on a cross for the sake of us all. This is why the Orthodox Cross symbolizes faith, salvation and absolution for 200 million Orthodox Christians inhabiting this world.
This substantial Orthodox cross in rose gold skillfully highlighted by the Russian engraver may be considered a man's cross. The cross being shown here is approximately 1mm thick, which enabled a Russian goldsmith to adorn its edges with an artistic ornament. Front side of the cross is decorated with body of Jesus Christ and 4 dazzling diamonds. Surrounding the crucifix are inscriptions praising Christ and Christianity: IC XC (Иисус Христос), Црь Слвы (Царь Славы). On the reverse side of the cross, one can find The Most Holy Virgin surrounded by inscription MP OY (Матерь Бога- Mother of God) and Christ as an infant who is snuggling up to His Mother by brushing Her face with His cheek. This type of artistic expression is called ‘Panagia Eleousa’ («Умиление») and not only represents a Mother's love for her Son, but also symbolizes the man's love for God and the God's love for man. This religious jewelry pattern is an excellent choice for those looking for either a christening cross or/and an icon. Every golden Orthodox cross necklace has been artistically hand crafted in Russia in compliance with all strict requirements that the Orthodox Canons impose upon production of Orthodox Crosses. Approved by Orthodox Church.