Sterling Silver 925, 24 kt Gold Plated Cross.
Size: 2 1/4" x 1 1/4" with the bail
Image shows both sides of the cross. Optional:
sterling silver chain, gold plated, 18" length.
The image of the Marine Cross is based on the most ancient traditions of the Church: water element and all its associated range of concepts from the first centuries been used for symbolic disclosure doctrine of salvation. Life - is a raging sea, and the kingdom of heaven - a quiet haven and a seine, a spectacular "of every kind" (Mt 13, 47). Swim across the sea of life is possible only on the church board. Thus, according to the AP. Paul, Christians have the opportunity to "take up the hope set before us that the soul is like the anchor of the strong" (Heb. 6, 18-19). The words of the Apostle became the basis for the image of the cross-like anchor. It is this symbolic tradition reflected in the form of the Sea of the cross, which, together with a movable ear-shaped pommel is also reminiscent of an anchor.
On the front side of the cross shows the crucifixion of the Lord Jesus Christ
. This iconography appears in the IV century. Initially, the image is created not as a story about the killings, the suffering and death of Christ, the Crucifixion is the Lord's triumphant and glorified. Written next to the "Nika", which means "victory." This word uttered by the resurrection of the Lord, turning to his disciples: "Be of good cheer, for they Az overcome the world" (Jn 16, 33). Near the head of Christ Titley His holy name "IC XC" and above is also an abbreviation for the words "King of Glory." Near the cross of the Lord and the Virgin Mary are coming up. St. John the Evangelist. At the bottom of the vessel in which, according to tradition, the righteous Joseph Arimofeysky gathered divine blood.
Over the Crucifixion in oglavii shows image of the Holy Trinity
, at the bottom - the Apostle Andrew, who preached Christ our pagan ancestors. According to tradition, the Apostle was put to death on the cross in the shape of the letter X, which is depicted on the flag behind him. This flag - a symbol of the Russian Navy since the time of Peter I.
On both sides of the Crucifixion of Russian saints, patrons of the fleet and the sailors St. Mitro Voronezh (1623-1703) and the Venerable. Arseny Konevetsky (1447).
St. Mitro Voronezh became famous as a wise pastor of the Voronezh diocese and implacable fighter against the "enemies of the Holy Cross." When, in 1694, Peter I started building in Voronezh ships for the war with the Turks, the saint not only supported him spiritually, but also donated money to the flotilla. For it is the king commanded after the capture of Azov to call St.. Mitofana Voronezh and the Sea of Azov.
rp. Arseny known for his solitary life on a small island in Lake Ladoga Konevets. Fasting and prayer to seek the gift
of healing, casting out demons and assistance "to the waters," a saint in 1393 Konevetsky founded the monastery, which stands to this day. There are many cases of miraculous help Venerable. Arseny fishermen in distress.
The turnover of the Sea Cross is dedicated to all the guarding and rescue travel
ing by sea. In the center - the powerful figure of the Guardian Angel with a cross and a sword. He stands on the waves, making the sign of him sailboats, seemingly with him small and fragile. This is an image of the Guardian Angel, keeper of souls both at sea and in the storm of life's passions and temptations.
Close to Angel - two miracles of Christ. Left - a miracle "walking on water". The apostles were floating on the sea at night and suddenly saw him in a procession to the water of Christ. Peter wanted to walk on the water too, but suddenly became frightened and began to sink. "And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, saying to him: faith, Why did you doubt? "(Mt. 14, 25-32).
Right depicts another miracle, which also speaks of the redemptive power of faith and the omnipotence of God. When Christ was sailing in a boat with his disciples, started a great storm at sea. The disciples were frightened and began to speak to the Lord, that they die. "And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? As you have no faith? "(Mark 4, 37-41).
Authority over the marine element and God gives His chosen saints. One of them - St.. Nicholas of Myra (III c.). For amazing (even in his lifetime) force capable of taming the elements, it is popularly referred to as "Nikola Sea." The image of Nicholas topped the turnover of the cross. In the lower part shows his famous miracle of salvation in the storm the ship. Dying sailors had never seen the Bishop of Myra, but heard of his miraculous help. They cried out in prayer to the saint, and he suddenly appeared at the stern at the helm and brought the ship safely into the harbor.
Marine cross is made visible as a way of salvation, Christ bestowed the world. Lord, winner of hell and death, made the sign of the cross the great Christians, leading the "invisible language", and the image of the great promise: "To him who overcomes I will give to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with my Father in his throne" (Rev. 3, 21).