Christian Orthodox Ring THE FLOWERED CROSS Materials: Sterling Silver (925 grade), 24K Gilding, Blackening Average weight: 8 grams Technique: casting, gilding, blackening, handmade Symbolism and application of the item The protective ring with the image of the Bloomed Cross of the Lord is made in ancient Christian traditions. On the inside, under ...the image of the Cross, there is a prayer: "Protect me, Lord, by the power of Your Honorable and Life-Giving Cross from all evil." Orthodox Christians, when baptized, read this prayer at any danger, in difficult life situations, and before going to bed. The bloomed Cross symbolically depicts Christ Himself, Who, having died on the Cross, making it the source of life and immortality. According to legend, the tree that served as the material for the Cross grew out of Adam's wreath, which he wove before his death. The twigs for the wreath were brought to Adam by his son Seth, who received them from the Tree of Eden, because of which the forefather was expelled from the walls of the Garden of Eden at one time. After Adam's death, the wreath on his grave sprouted and turned into a mighty tree. This tree has a long and interesting history, full of legends. After many years, the log of this tree came to King Solomon, who did not know where to use it in the Jerusalem Temple under construction. But then he was told that his offspring will be crucified on the cross made from this log. the king ordered the log to be drowned in the Siloam font, where it lay until the days of Christ. Inventing a painful execution for the Savior, the Jews took out the log, made a cross from it, and forced Jesus to drag it to the top of Golgotha. After it became known that the Savior had risen, the cross was buried deep to prevent believers from worshiping it. In the reign of Constantine, the first Christian emperor, his mother, St. Elena undertook a real investigation to discover the holy cross. After a long search and interrogation, one of the Jews confessed where they buried the Cross of the Lord. But at the indicated place, instead of one, three crosses were found at once (after all, two robbers were executed next to the Savior). Only a miracle could determine what kind of a holy cross. At the time of their discovery, a funeral procession was passing by. The Empress and Patriarch Macarius ordered each of the three crosses to be placed on the deceased in turn. Touching the Cross of Christ, the dead suddenly rose again. Then Macarius, standing on a hill, raised the Cross to its full height and showed it to the people. Since then, a special holiday has been established - the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on September 27 (14). Why should you buy this item?
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- It is solid, yet very decorative;
- In front, it has the initials of our Lord;
- The ornaments are very delicate and complex.