Soldier Cross™ (Russian Orthodox Cross) (Baptism Cross) (Yellow Gold)




Russian Orthodox Cross

Solid 14kt or 10kt Gold

Dimensions: 3/4″ wide by 1 3/8″ high

It is reported that this Russian Orthodox cross was given to troops by the Tsar of Russia. This design incorporates the St. Andrew Cross with extensive lettering “King of Glory” appears in Slavonic abbreviation at the top. IC XC for “Jesus Christ” is on the upper cross bar, “Sn Bzhii” for “Son of God” on the lower cross bar. At the base there is a skull with a G and an A on either side for “the skull of Adam”, and the letters MLRB for “the place of the skull has become Paradise”. To the left of the upright is a spear, and the right a staff with a sponge. On the reverse side is the Slavonic verse, “Let God arise” 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.

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Metal Type

10kt Yellow, 14kt Yellow, 18kt Yellow


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