Table and Wall Cross with gold leaf – Father Pefkis
The table and wall cross is a unique artwork that was imprinted on natural wood. It stands out thanks to its golden background details and can be hung on a wall or placed on a flat surface!
TABLE AND WALL CROSS WITH GOLD LEAFS THAT IS HANDMADE BY THE TALENTED HAGIOGRAPHER FATHER PEFKIS
The table and wall cross is an exquisite Byzantine artwork with handcrafted details. It is hand finished on natural wood while the background is adorned with gold leaves.
Christ is depicted hung on a wide brown cross, closed eyelids, brown hair, beard and golden halo around the head with the inscription “O ΩΝ” (meaning the existing – the living). At the vertical post of the cross, at the top of the cross there is the inscription “INBI” (Jesus of Nazareth, The King of the Jews) with CAPITAL LETTERS. Christ is pierced with a spear in while blood and water is coming out of His side.
A unique artwork that was imprinted on natural wood, stands out thanks to its golden details at the background, and can be hung on a wall or placed on a flat surface!
The table and wall cross is an exact replica of the strict Byzantine style – Cretan School – Theofanis and belongs to the handmade collection of Father Pefkis.
Father Pefkis is a former student of the Athonite Ecclesiastical Academy on Mount Athos and famous hagiographer in Greece and abroad.
Net Weight: 320g
Cross Dimensions: 18 x 25 / Dimensions of Stand: 9 x 2
Origin: Father Pefkis Hagiography Workshop
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CROSS: A SYMBOL OF CHRISTIANITY
The Christian Cross, seen as a representation of the instrument of the crucifixion of Jesus, is the best-known symbol of Christianity. It is related to the crucifix (a cross that includes a usually three-dimensional representation of Jesus’ body) and to the more general family of cross symbols.
In Christianity, the cross is the intersection of God’s love and His justice. Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world (John 1:29). The reference to Jesus as the Lamb of God points back to the institution of the Jewish Passover in Exodus 12. The Israelites were commanded to sacrifice an unblemished lamb and smear the blood of that lamb on the doorposts of their homes. The blood would be the sign for the Angel of Death to “pass over” that house, leaving those covered by blood in safety. When Jesus came to John to be baptized, John recognized Him and cried, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29), thereby identifying Him and God’s plan for Him to be sacrificed for sin.