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« on: April 13, 2011, 09:17:39 PM »

Today I got a Russian Orthodox Crucifix. On the back is a word that looks a little like this: "спасййсохоаий." Although those may not be the correct letters but it's very similar. Does anyone know what this means?
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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2011, 09:21:40 PM »


It's pronounced:  Spaci (i as in "it") ee Sokhrani.

Which means Save and Protect.
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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2011, 09:49:06 PM »

Thank you.
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2011, 10:11:31 PM »


You are most welcome.

This is actually considered a "must" on the back of crosses.

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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2011, 12:34:29 PM »


You are most welcome.

This is actually considered a "must" on the back of crosses.



Depends on the cross, and if it's of Russian or Ukrainian provenance. Mine has "Let God arise..., etc." in Slavonic.
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2011, 01:25:32 PM »


I was once accosted by a babushka, who grabbed the cross hanging around my neck, and whipped it over...and when she saw nothing inscribed on the back...she let me have it! 
 
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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2011, 03:31:43 PM »

I've alway sort of found it a waste of room to have nothing on the back of a cross. Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2011, 03:40:18 PM »


I was once accosted by a babushka, who grabbed the cross hanging around my neck, and whipped it over...and when she saw nothing inscribed on the back...she let me have it!  
 
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Such thinking, that a cross must have words on the back, to me, makes it nothing more than a magical talisman of some kind.  
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« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2011, 05:08:14 PM »


Well...15 years later, I'm still wearing the same one...with nothing but the 14K gold stamp on the back.

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