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 “Border Guard Service of Russia” (Skull) is made of stainless steel with enamel. It is an image of the waving Russian state flag overlaid with the “dead head” in a green beret.
At the top of the tag there is the inscription: “RUSSIA”, at the bottom – an abbreviation: “FPS” – Federal Border Guard Service.
The dog tag of the soldiers of the 3rd Separate Brigade of Special Purpose of the Internal Forces of the Republic of Belarus.
The symbol of the brigade is the lynx – a dweller of Belarusian forest. It is an agile, fast, careful and at the same time cunning and clever animal.
Obviously, the soldiers of Belarusian special forces pretend to own the same qualities.
A hand-painted Orthodox Christian Easter Egg made of finewood with the image of the Icon of “The Virgin of Assuage My Sorrows”.
This miraculous icon is particularly revered in the Russian Orthodox Church.
The Virgin is depicted holding the Christ Child on the right hand, and touching His forehead with Her left hand.
A hand-painted Orthodox Christian Easter Egg made of finewood with the image of the Icon of “The Theotokos of the Akathist”.
The Icon is a version of the Eleusa (Tenderness) type, with the Christ Child snuggling up to his mother's cheek.
It has a Greek origin and was painted in the XVI century.