Christian Orthodox Cross Necklace CRUCIFIX. GUARDIAN ANGEL

SKU: 101.070

$ 75

In stock


Christian Orthodox Cross Pendant "CRUCIFIX. St. Demetrius Tsarevich of Uglich. GUARDIAN ANGEL"

Materials: Sterling Silver (925 grade), 24K Gilding, Blackening

Average weight: 2 grams

Size: 22 x 11 mm (including the bail)

Technique: casting, gilding, blackening, handmade.

Symbolism and application of the item

It is a small cross with the crucifix on the front ...side, and St. Demetrius Tsarevich of Uflich and Guardian Angel on the back. Tsarevich Demetrius was an innocent murder victim. He was known for his kind heart. According to Church tradition, Demetrius was killed by the order of Boris Godunov. Tsarevich was the last of the Rurikids (Rurikid Dynasty) and stood in the way of power-seeking Godunov to the throne. After a while, Demetrius was considered to be one of the most favorite Russian saints, patrons, and protectors of children.

Above the icon of Tsarevich Dimitri, the Guardian Angel is depicted on the cross. Each person has their own Guardian Angel, which is given to them by God during the baptism and who is always next to them, praying to God for them, and protecting them from evil forces.

The shape and the content of the cross symbolize Russian history from the end of the 16th century to the beginning of the 17th century. According to the canon, the front side of the cross is dedicated to Jesus Christ. Most often, the crucifix is depicted on a pectoral cross. The cross is a symbol of the execution of Christ, but it also portrays His victory against death. Having resurrected in a human body, Christ gave hope to people for eternal life.

Why should you buy this item?
  • The cross has an interesting historic and religious meaning;
  • It can protect from evil;
  • It is a beautiful piece of handmade jewelry.
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