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ANTIQUE c.18th CENTURY LARGE "OLD BELIEVERS" ORTHODOX ORNATE CROSS with PSALM 68 For Sale


ANTIQUE c.18th CENTURY LARGE
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ANTIQUE c.18th CENTURY LARGE "OLD BELIEVERS" ORTHODOX ORNATE CROSS with PSALM 68:
$119.00

The obverse bears an image of the three-bar Suppedaneum cross. The three-bar cross is venerated as the true Savior's Cross in the Eastern Orthodox and some Eastern Catholic churches. Such a cross has three horizontal crossbeams: the top one represents the "INRI" nameplate, and the bottom one, a footrest. The footrest crossbeam is depicted pointing up, toward Heaven, on Christ's right hand side where the Penitent thief, St. Dismas was crucified.

The top end of the vertical crossbar of the pendant bears an abbreviated inscription in Church Slavonic meaning "KING OF GLORY". The Kingship of Jesus is also symbolized by the shape of the necklace bale resembling the shape of a Byzantine-style crown.

The side ends of the central horizontal crossbar show inscriptions in Church Slavonic meaning "JESUS CHRIST (IC XC) SON OF GOD".The space just above the lowest bar (footrest) of the three-bar cross had the ancient Greek "NIKA" inscription meaning "VICTORIOUS", a symbol of Christ's victory over sin and death. Taken together, all these inscriptions create a full "title" of the Savior according to the "Old Believers" tradition, "KING OF GLORY JESUS CHRIST, SON OF GOD, THE VICTORIOUS".

Parallel to the vertical crossbar, there are images of the two Instruments of the Passion (Arms of Christ, Arma Christi), the Holy Lance (spear) of a Roman soldier, and the Holy Sponge attached to the end of a cane. They are subjects to adoration along with the Cross, and are often depicted on the Byzantine-style "Golgotha" crosses worn as baptism body crosses for the entire life of a faithful Christian.

A symbolic image of the skull, or Adam's head,buried below the Savior's Crossrefers to Golgotha (Calvary), the elevated site where Jesus was crucified, which the Bible says means "the place of the skull" in Hebrew. An ancient tradition of Catholic and Orthodox Churches held that it was also the burial place of Adam, thus also symbolizing the ultimate victory of Christ over sin and death.

The reverse shows an abbreviated version of Psalm 68 in Church Slavonic beginning with "MAY GOD ARISE AND MAY HIS ENEMIES BE SCATTERED...". This psalm-based prayer is traditionally inscribed on the reverse of the Old Believers' Orthodox body (Baptism) cross pendants, meaning to provide protection of the faithful cross-bearer against the evil spirits (God's enemies), and thereby is considered a version of the Exorcism prayer.

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