Christian Orthodox Necklace Pendant HOLY MARTYR IULIA (JULIA). PRAYER with RUSSIAN TSATA

SKU: 102.740+

$ 119


Christian Orthodox Necklace Pendant HOLY MARTYR IULIA (JULIA). PRAYER, with Russian TSATA

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

Average weight: 2 + 3.4 grams

Size: 27 x 20 mm (including the bail)

Technique: casting, gilding, blackening, handmade.

Symbolism and application of the item

St. Julia of Corsica, also known as St. Julia of Carthage ...or St. Julia of Nonza, was born to noble, aristocratic parents in Carthage. Over time, Carthage was subject to many barbaric attacks, weakening the city's defenses.

During an attack by Gaiseric, king of the Vandals, Julia was taken from her family and sold into slavery. She was purchased by a pagan merchant of Syria, named Eusebius. Despite the fact that the girl found herself in a pagan environment, she managed to preserve her faith, prayed a lot, observed fasts, kept chastity, and humbly, diligently served her master. Eusebius, charmed by Julia's commitment and devotion, felt it was right to bring her along with him during his journey to Gual, where France now stands. Upon reaching the northern part of an island then called Corisca, he anchored his ship to join a pagan idolatrous festival. Julia was left on her own some distance away from the festival because she refused to be defiled by the "superstitious ceremonies" she openly hated. The governor of the island, Felix, was a narrow-minded pagan who needed to have things his way. He noticed Julia outside of the festival and felt she was "insulting the gods." Eusebius informed Felix that Julia was a Christian and that despite his authority over her, she would not renounce her religion. Eusebius explained he could not bear parting with Julia because she was so diligent and faithful in her work for him. Then the governor offered Eusebius four of his best slaves in exchange for Julia but Eusebius refused. Then the cunning governor made a feast and when Eusebius got drunk and he found Julia alone and unprotected. He tried to get her to sacrifice to his gods. He told her he would grant her freedom if she would obey. Julia refused to deny Christ. Enraged by her response, Felix had Julia struck in the face and her hair torn from her head. Still, during her torture, Julia continued to confess her faith. Finally, he had her hanged on a cross until she died. There was a monastery on the neighboring island. An angel informed the monks of what had happened, and they buried Saint Julia in their church. At the tomb of the saint and at the place of her death, miracles of healing began to take place: a healing spring began to flow from under the stone, and on the day of her martyrdom, drops of milk and blood began to appear on the stone itself every year. In about 763 the relics of Saint Julia were transferred from the island of Gorgona to the ancient Italian city of Brescia, where they remain to this day. The Orthodox Church commemorates Saint Julia on July 29 (16). On the reverse side of the icon is the text of the prayer to the martyr Julia: "Holy saint of God Julia, pray to God for me, a sinner."

Why should you buy this item?
  • Such miniature pendant requires great craftsmanship;
  • It is very comfortable to wear;
  • The pendant can be worn either as a single unit or with a half-moon decoration, called “цата” in Russian.
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