Solid 14kt Gold
Dimensions: 7/8″ wide by 1 1/2″ high
This Russian Orthodox cross is engraved with the Russian St. Andrew Cross. The Slavonic letters on top abbreviate “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews”. The Greek letters IC and XC signify Jesus Christ. Tradition teaches that when the Apostle Andrew preached in southern Russia he placed a life-size three-bar cross at his side. While explaining the Last Judgment he tilted the foot plate to signify that those on the right side of Christ will go up into heaven and those on the left will go down into hell. On the reverse is the Slavonic phrase “spasi I Sokhrani”, meaning “save and protect”.