Nevsky's Books is proud to feature this exceptional cross. Meticulously hand-carved from maple wood, the outer layer exhibits bright, red garnets and the breathtaking carving of the Prayer to the Venerable Cross along the edge:
The core is masterfully fitted with inlaid cypress wood, featuring the crucifixion of our Lord. On the right arm of the crucifix are carvings of the Mother of God and St. Mary Magdalene. The left arm depicts St. John the Apostle and St. Longinus the Centurion. Two angels grace to top bar, bearing the words "Царь Славы" or "King of Glory."
Four garnets surround the "Not-made-by-hands Image of Christ," to which a smooth, adjustable wood-and-link chain is secured.
Inscribed on the back of this beautiful cross is the powerful verse: