What’s Up with the Weird Cross?

Hipsterdox

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I have often been asked about the 3 bar Cross and why it is so different or to some folks weird, especially since I have it tattooed on my forearm. I came across this the other day and thought for those inquiring it would be useful:

The symbolism of the “complete” Cross (much of which is contained in the Old Rite Russian prosphora seal and on metal and wood icons) is quite complex…

Through the Cross came our Salvation. We are constantly reminded that Christ died for us when we see the Image of the Cross (depicting the crucified Lord), and we are reminded that He rose from the dead when we behold the Image of Christ “Not made by hands” (Slavonic: Нерукутвореному образъ) on the towel (depicting the Lord risen frem the dead).

Worshipping the crucified Lord are two flying angels, with the inscription between them: “Angels…

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