Enamel Orthodox Cross Pendant "God Almighty. Virgin Mary Kazan Icon" (Vitreous enamel) Materials: Sterling Silver (925 grade), 24K Gilding, Vitreous Enamel, Blackening Average weight: 7.7 grams Size: 30 * 20 mm (including the bail) Technique: casting, vitreous enamel, gilding, blackening, handmade. Symbolism and application of the item This cross pendant is a very unique one. ...On the front side, you can see the icon of Our Lord Jesus Christ. This is the oldest image that was spread all over Russia even in the 12th century and here you can see Jesus as King of Kings, as the Lord of the world. The symbolic meaning of the icon is supported by the prayer, written in the circle. From old times the circle was the symbol of the sky, and the cross symbolized the four-part earth. These deep symbols were inherited by Christianity and enriched with a new degree of understanding. The circle became the symbol of eternal life and harmony. The cross became the main symbol of Christianity, meaning the suffering of Christ. The cross and circle are connected together to create a comprehensive image of the universe. It unites in Christ, whose image we see in the center. Jesus Christ, the mighty and merciful King, and God is glorified in the prayer written on the cross: "Glory to you, our God, glory to you". The backside of the cross is dedicated to the Virgin Mother of God. Kazan Icon of the Mother of God is one of the most miraculous icons in the Orthodox religion. It has its own wonderful history. It was found on the 8th of July, 1579. An innocent girl saw in her dream the Mother of God, who showed her the place, where the icon had been hidden. When the icon was found and installed in the church it began its miraculous actions. At first, two blind men regained their vision. Then it helped the Russian soldiers to win the great battle and to save their homeland from the invasion by the Poles. They say that the prayers in front of this icon can help you in many things, especially if you feel depressed. It also can help to fight blindness, not only physical but moral blindness as well. It helps to find the right solutions. It can be put above the child's crib in order to protect the baby. The feast in honor of this icon is celebrated twice: on the 21st of July, when it was founded, and on the 4th of November when Moscow was regained. Why should you buy this item?
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- It is a great miracle to be protected by God Almighty and the Virgin Mother;
- The holy icon of Kazan Mother of God helps and protects us in many cases;
- The technology, used in the production of this cross is vitreous enameling, which was known even by ancient Egyptians and Persians.