The front center
panel is of Christ Almighty - the Teacher - the Pantocrator.
Christ is pictured with a closed book of gospels. On either side of Christ are the initials IC XC - the first letters for the Greek name of Jesus Christ
. The lobes of each arm of the Cross are Cherubim and Seraphim angels.
Around are the written words of the Apocalypse: "I am the Alpha and the Omega." It is the revelation of God that in him the beginning and end of all things.
contains five different miraculous icons
of the Virgin Mary. The central icon
is the Virgin of Vladimir, the most beloved icon of the Virgin Mary in Russia. Other icons of the Virgin include: the Virgin of Kazan, The Three Handed Mother of God
, Hediteria (Pointing the Way) Virgin and the Virgin of Don.
All of these icons are important to the Russian Church and its history.
Size with the bail: 2" x 1 1/4", size without the bail: 1 3/4" x 1 1/4",
Silver 925, Gilding 22 Kt Gold.
sterling silver chain, gold plated, 18" length.