Christian Orthodox Cross Pendant CRUCIFIX. JOHN THE BAPTIST Materials: Sterling Silver (925 grade), 24K Gilding, Blackening Average weight: 6 grams Size: 20 x 15 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 the angel ...with the child - John the Baptist - on the backside. Jesus Christ is shown on this cross because He turned His sufferings into the symbol of victory over sin and death. "НИКА" is scripted beside the cross, which means "I overcame". After His resurrection, the Lord turned to His disciples with these words: "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world" (John 16:33). The Lord was crucified on the hill of Golgotha which was outside of town. The wall symbolizes Heavenly Jerusalem. In the Orthodox religion, crosses are popular in various shapes. Two of them are used in this one - the four-ended and the eight-ended. As the Gospel says, it was a four-ended cross that the Lord brought to the Place of Execution. The shape and all of the parts of the cross are symbolic. The basic crossbar symbolizes time, the vertical rod represents Heaven. The upper part of the cross symbolizes the Divine. The inclined crossbar marks the scale which measures human deeds. Why should you buy this item?
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- It is a perfect gift for children during the christening;
- The cross leads children along the righteous path from a young age;
- It has a symbolic meaning.