Russian Crosses (19)
Solid Sterling Silver
Dimensions: 1/2" wide by 7/8" high
This is a 20th century design engraved with the Russian St. Andrew Cross, ICXC for “Jesus Christ”, and a symbol representing the light of Christ at the top. On the reverse side is the Slavoic “spasi I sokhrani”, meaning “save and protect”. 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 Judgement 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.