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Blessing Crosses


A Blessing Cross is a hand cross held by a priest or bishop in Eastern Christianity when he gives a benediction. It is often made of precious metal and may be adorned with enamelwork, and precious or semi-precious gemstones. It may also have other icons on it, such as the Theotokos (Mother of God), John the Baptist, the Four Evangelists or Prophets.
In the Eastern Orthodox Church and those Eastern Catholic Churches which follow the Byzantine Rite, the hand cross is kept on the Holy Table (altar) and used at certain moments during the liturgy, most noticeably at the dismissal when he holds it in his right hand as he gives the final blessing. After the dismissal of the Divine Liturgy (Eucharist) all of the faithful come forward to kiss the cross. The blessing cross used by these churches often has an icon of the Crucifixion of Jesus on it, together with the letters IC XC NIKA (meaning, 'Jesus Christ Conquers'). Blessing crosses may also be two-sided, having an icon of the Crucifixion on one side and an icon of the Resurrection on the other. The side with the Resurrection would be held out towards the people on Sundays and throughout the afterfeast of Pascha (Easter).

Our Blessing Crosses are made by experienced craftsmen whose talent and love for the art of worship offer a guarantee for responsible work of top standards. They are art masterpieces made of brass or silver 925, golden plated 24k as well as platinum plated. The decorative stones are precious gems or semi-precious of high quality.

Blessing Crosses

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Blessing Cross Anastatic

Blessing Cross Anastatic

Model  XAX_36_264
Blessing Cross Byzantine Design - 106

Blessing Cross Byzantine Design - 106

Model  MRN_106
Blessing Cross Byzantine Design with Enamel

Blessing Cross Byzantine Design with Enamel

Model  XAX_36_254
Blessing Cross Casting Brass

Blessing Cross Casting Brass

Model  XAX_36_263
Blessing Cross D28

Blessing Cross D28

Model  DRI_16-07
Blessing Cross D28

Blessing Cross D28

Model  DRI_16-01
Blessing Cross D28 Radius

Blessing Cross D28 Radius

Model  DRI_16-08
Blessing Cross D28 Radius

Blessing Cross D28 Radius

Model  DRI_16-02
Blessing Cross D28 with Icons & Stones

Blessing Cross D28 with Icons & Stones

Model  DRI_16-06
Blessing Cross D28 with Stones

Blessing Cross D28 with Stones

Model  DRI_16-04
Blessing Cross D28 with Stones

Blessing Cross D28 with Stones

Model  DRI_16-03
Blessing Cross D30 Two Color with Stones

Blessing Cross D30 Two Color with Stones

Model  DRI_16-05
Blessing Cross Design A

Blessing Cross Design A

Model  XAX_36_259
Blessing Cross Design B

Blessing Cross Design B

Model  XAX_36_260
Blessing Cross Design C

Blessing Cross Design C

Model  XAX_36_256
Blessing Cross Design D

Blessing Cross Design D

Model  XAX_36_258
Blessing Cross Russian Design

Blessing Cross Russian Design

Model  XAX_36_262
Blessing Cross Russian Design - 107

Blessing Cross Russian Design - 107

Model  MRN_107
Blessing Cross Russian Design - 108

Blessing Cross Russian Design - 108

Model  MRN_108
Blessing Cross Russian Design - 303

Blessing Cross Russian Design - 303

Model  MRN_303
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