In Russian iconographic tradition the Lord Almighty (Pantocrator) can be depicted in full length, sitting on a throne, or only to the waist or the chest.
The left hand is holds the Gospel of Christ or scroll, and the right extends in blessing. The Gospel can be either open, or closed. Its deployed pages convey various sayings of the Savior.
The age of Jesus Christ on the Icon “Lord Almighty ” corresponds to the period of his preaching. His straight hair down to his shoulders, and on the Face there is a short beard and small mustache. Around the head of Jesus there is the cross nimbus, characteristic for His image only.
As time goes by, on the Gospel and inside the nimbus they began to place only two Greek letters “alpha” and “omega” – the first and the last letters of the Greek alphabet, which are associated with the sense of the following lines of the “Apocalypse”: “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith Lord, who is and who was and is to come, the Almighty “ (Rev. 1:8).
According to the canon the Savior is portrayed in clothes that he wore during the earthly life. The green (sometimes blue) color of the cape symbolizes spirituality (heaven), the red shirt means the human nature of Christ, martyrdom (the color of blood ) and regal (purple is considered a king’s color). Thus, the Savior’s garment symbolize the connection of spiritual, heavenly and earthly.
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Dog tag “Airborne Troops of Russia” (Lightning) is made of stainless steel with enamel. It is an eagle prepared to attack, soaring on a background of white open canopy over three red lightnings.
At the top of the medal there is the abbreviation “VDV” (Airborne troops) on a blue field, at the bottom – the motto: “STRENGTH, SPEED, ATTACK.”
Dog tag “The Cossack Troops” is made of stainless steel with enamel.
It depicts a hobbler Cossack dressed in a sample 1915 uniform with a lance and a Cossack sword.
In the background there is a distinctive V-shaped Cossack sleeve-patch, painted in the colors of Russian national flag.
At the top edge of the tag there is the motto: “For Faith and Fatherland”.
The motto describes the basic commands that must know each Russian soldier: soul – to God, heart – to the people, life – to Fatherland, honor – to no one.
The dog tag is made of stainless steel with enamel.
It is a stylized image of the national flag of the United States – a rectangular cloth with seven red and six white alternating horizontal stripes. In the upper left corner is the azure dark blue rectangle. In the rectangle there are 50 white five-pointed stars.
A hand-painted Orthodox Christian Easter Egg made of finewood with the image of the Icon of The Virgin of Kazan (Hodegetria).
Each of the Eggs is unique because it is hand-painted, and all of its components are hand-made. Thus there are no existing absolutely identical copies of any of the Easter Eggs offered to your attention.
According to the Russian Orthodox tradition, all of the products offered (icons, pectoral crosses, candles, church plate elements) are sanctified in the Temple by sprinkling with Holy water.
An Orthodox Christian Easter Egg made of finewood with the image of the Icon of “St. Pantaleon the Great Martyr and Physician”.
Pantaleon the Great Martyr is venerated in the Orthodox Church as a formidable saint, the patron of soldiers.
This aspect of worship reveals his first name Pantoleon, which means “lion is in everything”.
The second name given in Baptism – Pantaleon, i.e. “merciful”, is revealed the veneration of the martyr as a healer.