Byzantine Cross-Patriarchal Cross-Eastern Orthodox Church

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MEANING: A variant of the Christian cross, sometimes referred to as a Patriarchal cross, appears in Byzantine Greek and Eastern European symbolism and is used by Eastern Orthodox churches. The additional crossbar at the top represented the inscription board nailed above Christ's head; the footboard symbolized the fates of the thieves crucified with Christ: the one who repented is represented by the raised end and the one who blasphemed is represented by the lowered end. (This is one of many interpretations associated with this historic cross.)

THE CARVING: My Carvings are single pieces of western red cedar, designed and carved to be wall hangings. Each piece is finished with a blend of clear oils that brings out the natural color of the wood. For more information on the process of creation, please see my profile.

SIZE: One picture has the piece on a quilting board, lined up on the 1 inch marks. So subtract 1 inch from the height and width for the stock size. Measurements may vary slightly from piece to piece.

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