The monastic cross "Let God Rise Up" - Necklace Images

Deep curved grooves of the bright decorative "salary" of the prince's cross "Let God Risen" depict the image of the Crucifix made in a low relief. In the head of the cross is depicted the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove. The Crucifixion of the Savior on the Cross "Let God Risen" is framed by a complex pattern of curls and "pearls" reminiscent of the beauty of the Paradise Garden, full of fragrant fruits. The ornament on the reverse is "concretized", turning into a motif of the vine. Grape shoots became the emblem of the church sacraments in the first centuries of Christianity. In the underground catacombs of Rome, the vaults of the tombs of the martyrs were often decorated with the image of a kanfar (sacred vessel) with the vines emanating from it, from which communal pigeons symbolized the saved souls.

The monastic cross "Let God Rise Up"

Laconic expressive image meets the main essence of the Orthodox icon image: the spiritual tension that moves the believer to a transformation. Outward goodness never tells the soul of the impulse that will awaken in the heart a burning to repentance. In Greek, the word "repentance" ("metanoia") means "change". It can happen not in a way that flatteres our senses, but when the icon-painting reality, going against our organic notion of the good, induces our conscience from sleep. On the front side of the cross "Let God Risen" - the image of the crucifixion. On the nimbus of Jesus Christ - Greek letters denoting the word "Jehovah", which characterizes the Savior as the Eternal God. The inscription "IHCI" is a shortened expression of the title, installed on the Cross by Pontius Pilate: "Jesus the Nazarene King of the Jews". In ancient times the crucified Christ was portrayed as a triumphant always in purplish gold clothes, with open eyes and a joyous face, the Savior appears in the pages of Syrian manuscripts of the VI century in the form of the King of Glory. Christ in His Divine love, over which death is not powerful, and which, suffering, and does not suffer in the ordinary sense, stretches out its arms to the people of the Cross. Christ, crucified and dead, lives miraculously in his very death. This deeply corresponds to the dogmatic consciousness of the Church. The attracting embrace of Christ's hands encompasses the whole universe. The Son of God, who came in the flesh to the world for the sake of the godly deed, mysteriously embraces Himself and penetrates by Himself all the regions of Divine, heavenly and earthly existence, fulfilling by Himself the whole creation, the entire Universe. Arched field with prayer surrounded by floral ornament with motifs of paradise fruits, reminiscent of the primordial Eden.