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Christening Orthodox Cross 'The Holy Spirit' 925 Silver with Rhodium Plating
Silver Orthodox Cross Pendant
- 925 silver, rhodium plating
- 24mm | 15/16"
- 11mm | 7/16"
Classic christening (baptismal) Orthоdox cross for children from birth to 6 years old. This body cross embraces numerous symbols from the Holy Scriptures, such as the dove to symbolize the Holy Spirit, symbolically rendered crossbars crowned with the trefoil to symbolize the Holy Trinity and the Resurrection, and the inscription 'INЦI' (Latin: 'INRI') meaning 'Іисусъ Назарянинъ, Царь Іудейскій' (Russian for 'Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews' / Latin: 'Iēsus Nazarēnus, Rēx Iūdaeōrum'), nailed atop the cross as ordered by the Roman prefect of Judaea Pontius Pilate. The acronym 'IC XC' ('Іисусъ Христосъ' / Russian for 'Jesus Christ'), and the inscription 'NИКА' (derived from the Greek verb nikē - 'conquest') to signify Christ's triumph over death. The Skull symbolizes the ashes of Adam, the First Man, and the Progenitor of the Human Race. According to a legend, the skull at the base of the Cross is that of Adam and the blood shed by Christ over it had cleansed the humankind of sin and brought it salvation. The reverse of the cross features an embossed inscription that reads 'Спаси и Сохрани' (Russian for 'Protect and Save' [me, oh my God]) to ward off the evil eye and dissolve negative energy. Made of 925 silver dipped in rhodium for a lustrous, radiant finish.
This cross is also available in 585 rose gold.