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Related article:"Meaning of Bottom Crossbeam in Eastern Orthodox Crosses"
The Bottom Crossbeam on the Eastern Orthodox Cross dates back to the 6th century
St. Andrew is thought to be the first to slant the Bottom Crossbeam
The Patriarchal Cross also displays the Bottom Crossbeam
One of the significant differences between the Eastern Orthodox Cross and other notably recognized crosses
, is the bottom slant crossbeam. Both Christians and unbelievers alike that are outside of the Orthodox Church are unaware of the magnitude of the bottom crossbeam and the symbolism for which it is intended.