Mt. Athos Cross - Byzantine Greek Orthodox Cross - Handcrafted Sterling Silver Cross Pendant
Solid Sterling Silver Orthodox Baptism Cross. Dimensions: 3/4″ wide by 1 3/8″ high
This Byzantine cross was designed on Mt. Athos, the monastic center of Greece, from ancient types. On the front of the Greek Orthodox cross is the image of the crucified Christ with the Virgin Mary (left) and St. John the Evangelist (right). The letters on the top of the cross are Latin INRI for “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews”. An image of the Virgin Mary appears on the back with the letters Mu Rho (Mother) and Theta Omicron/Upsilon (of God). At the base of the cross appears AG OPOC (Holy Mountain).