Monthly Archives: Февраль 2022

Icon St. George and the Dragon

Icon St. George and the Dragon

George is one of the most revered Christian Saints, especially loved in Russia. He became known in the Russian Lands soon after the Baptism, in the eleventh century. The saint was depicted as a Fighter with a Dragon and was called the Victorious One. In Russia there were several variants of his name: Yegoriy; Egor; Yuri. Princes and voivodes considered St. George the patron saint of warriors, and the peasants sent him prayers for sick animals – faithful helpers in […]

On the obverse of the cross is the Crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Holy Mother of God and the Prophet John the Baptist, the Baptist of the Lord, are standing on His side in the Deesis (prayer for the people) on both sides. Top - Holy Trinity. This is the image of the Triune God, who appeared in the form of the three angels to the forefather Abraham. On the ear is placed the Hand-to-hand image of the Savior, one of the most powerful protective symbols of Orthodoxy. On the bottom stamp - the image of the Archangel Michael. The Archangel of the Heavenly host leads an implacable war against the forces of evil, protects the gates of paradise and protects the souls of men. On the reverse side of the cross - a short prayer addressed to the Lord: “Save and keep” and the prayer to the Life-giving Cross of the Lord: “We bow to Your Cross, Vladyka, and glorify Your Holy Resurrection. The lower stamp depicts the Holy Prince Alexander Nevsky, who is revered as a defender of Orthodox Christians and a patron of warriors. In the top of the cross we see an anchor, the oldest Christian symbol of hope and salvation. The very shape of the cross is also made in the form of an anchor. This product was consecrated on the particles of the relics of St. George the Victorious.

Crucifixion of Christ. Archangel Michael. The Holy Trinity. Alexander Nevskiy. Orthodox cross

On the obverse of the cross is the Crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Holy Mother of God and the Prophet John the Baptist, the Baptist of the Lord, are standing on His side in the Deesis (prayer for the people) on both sides. Top — Holy Trinity. This is the image of the Triune God, who appeared in the form of the three angels to the forefather Abraham. On the ear is placed the Hand-to-hand image of the […]

Russian crosses on the body. History and traditions

Russian crosses on the body. History and traditions

The Baptism in Ancient Russia was a significant event. Each baptized person received his own cross. He lived with it all his life and then he was buried with it. At first, after the baptism of All Russia, the crucifixion was worn over the clothes. This showed that the person was a Christian. Crucifixes with the image of the holy face passed from generation to generation. The famous crucifixes are real relics. They belonged to: Sergey Radonezhsky; Euthymius of Suzdal; […]

Jewelry art of the Cross

Jewelry art of the Cross

The clergy have been concerned about whether crosses can be worn with stones, as decoration since ancient times. And some priests prefer crosses that are decorated with precious stones. At the same time, some will consider it as a sin, and others as piety. Over the years, more and more crosses in church shops are decorated with stones, like jewelry. The artists believe that by working on the cross they will be able to revive the «ancient splendor». Ecclesiastical art […]

Icon of the Mother of God «Vladimirskaya»

Icon of the Mother of God «Vladimirskaya»

It is believed that the icon of the Mother of God was the first image of «Tenderness», which was painted by the Apostle Luke on the table of the Holy Family. Modern scientists date the icon to the 12th century. In many chronicles, it is said that Luka Harisberg in 1131 gave the shrine to Prince Yuri Dolgoruky Already in the XVIII century. all the Shrines were rewritten. In mid-1919, the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God underwent restoration, […]

Types of church products

Types of church products

Nowadays believers have a wide choice of body crucifixes. They can choose four-pointed, six-pointed, eight-pointed, with or without the image of crucified Jesus. There are more complicated ones, made in an extremely symbolic form, with the image of a saint on it. Also, it is possible to find them even in a small box with closed doors. All these jewellery undoubtedly have a rich history, during which their shape, material of manufacture and others have changed. You can buy them […]