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Show me your Cross
« on: October 11, 2012, 09:03:13 PM »
I dont know if this sounds silly but, I wana see a pic of the cross you are wearing.

i have been looking around for a new cross to wear for a long time and cant decide on one.
Im getting some $$ comming in soon (probably) and i think im finally gona splurge on a new cross.
Im currently wearing my aunts (memory eternal) cross....but um hemm its more for a woman (thats why i want a new one) but thats all i have right now, and i always wear a cross. I have lost sooo many crosses in my life, its not funny.

Anyway show us a pic of your cross if you can. to help me decide what to get.

I will post a pic of mine but my cell dont have a cam so tomorow il take apic with my camera.

kinda silly thread no???
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Re: Show me your Cross
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2012, 09:07:07 PM »
I picked up one not unlike this at Tokyo's Cathedral of the Resurrection:

The Episcopallian road is easy and wide, for many go through it to find destruction. lol sorry channeling Isa.

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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2012, 10:06:17 PM »
I would keep your aunt's.
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Re: Show me your Cross
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2012, 10:08:58 PM »
The only cross I wear is a tat...   :angel:

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Re: Show me your Cross
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2012, 10:17:03 PM »
Will be.

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Re: Show me your Cross
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2012, 10:18:26 PM »
LOL link me to that ebay auction, celticfan.

EDIT: From the same guy who is auctioning that cross:

Large Pectoral Cross 4.60"
http://www.ebay.com/itm/PECTORAL-LARGE-4-60-SILVER-925-GOLD-RUSSIAN-ORTHODOX-PRIEST-CROSS-CUSTOM-ORDER-/140864862579?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20cc333973

Wow that is impressive.
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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2012, 10:26:49 PM »
ROFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFL
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Re: Show me your Cross
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2012, 10:29:03 PM »


hope u did that on purpose. but either way its pretty funny!

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« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2012, 10:31:39 PM »
^^ ROFFFFFFFLLLL
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Re: Show me your Cross
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2012, 10:32:19 PM »
I picked up one not unlike this at Tokyo's Cathedral of the Resurrection:



tnx
I have been thinking of a sml wooden cross..they are humble i guess u can say.
Im assuming its small. i have a couple wooden ones like that.
One hanging by my bedpost, but too big 2 wear. they r abt 2.5in long.

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Re: Show me your Cross
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2012, 10:32:26 PM »
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Re: Show me your Cross
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2012, 10:32:53 PM »
I would keep your aunt's.

thoguht of tht but it realy is a womens cross.

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Re: Show me your Cross
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2012, 10:34:16 PM »
I don't like jewelry generally, but I will say that one thing that bothers me about cross necklaces is that they generally don't seem to weigh enough, so rather than sitting where they should they end up out of place up by my shoulder or something. I'd definitely get a heavier one if I bought another one.

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« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2012, 10:36:43 PM »
The only cross I wear is a tat...   :angel:

that's on the list.
I'm eventually gona get the monks schema cross tatt.

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« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2012, 10:41:37 PM »
The only cross I wear is a tat...   :angel:

that's on the list.
I'm eventually gona get the monks schema cross tatt.


Not a cross, but I do have a tattoo in dedication of my patron saint (St. Olav)

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Re: Show me your Cross
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2012, 10:48:19 PM »
I don't like jewelry generally, but I will say that one thing that bothers me about cross necklaces is that they generally don't seem to weigh enough, so rather than sitting where they should they end up out of place up by my shoulder or something. I'd definitely get a heavier one if I bought another one.

same here. i cant stand jewelry, it just bothers me, feeling someting on me, even rings.

i only wear a cross. and like i said this is really a woman's cross so its pretty small and all overthe place as u say.

i want someting med size and silver.

i think i like orthonorms. his looks a bit bigger then what i want i think.

Hey, orthonorm-----try it again please.

U guys think its wrong to be so picky for a cross?

i feel guilty being so picky. but i then rationalise it by saying its something forever (unless i loose it) so i should really like it before i get it.

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Re: Show me your Cross
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2012, 10:50:53 PM »
The only cross I wear is a tat...   :angel:

that's on the list.
I'm eventually gona get the monks schema cross tatt.


Not a cross, but I do have a tattoo in dedication of my patron saint (St. Olav)





don't know that saint but that is a good graphic for a tat.

and that other eBay cross isn't it the huge ones priests wear??
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« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2012, 10:52:06 PM »
i think i like orthonorms. his looks a bit bigger then what i want i think.

Hey, orthonorm-----try it again please.

There really isn't anything that shows the size of my cross in that photo. Trust me it is rather small, as heavy as it is.
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Re: Show me your Cross
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2012, 10:53:36 PM »
i think i like orthonorms. his looks a bit bigger then what i want i think.

Hey, orthonorm-----try it again please.

There really isn't anything that shows the size of my cross in that photo. Trust me it is rather small, as heavy as it is.
Dude you look really loserly in that picture, where did you get those stupid aviator glasses you wannabe?
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« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2012, 10:54:38 PM »
i think i like orthonorms. his looks a bit bigger then what i want i think.

Hey, orthonorm-----try it again please.

There really isn't anything that shows the size of my cross in that photo. Trust me it is rather small, as heavy as it is.

from what i see thats kinda the style i want. a nice long chain with a decent size cross and in silver. heavy is good also.

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« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2012, 10:56:21 PM »
i think i like orthonorms. his looks a bit bigger then what i want i think.

Hey, orthonorm-----try it again please.

There really isn't anything that shows the size of my cross in that photo. Trust me it is rather small, as heavy as it is.

from what i see thats kinda the style i want. a nice long chain with a decent size cross and in silver. heavy is good also.
You got some v-necks to compliment it?
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« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2012, 11:02:58 PM »
i think i like orthonorms. his looks a bit bigger then what i want i think.

Hey, orthonorm-----try it again please.

There really isn't anything that shows the size of my cross in that photo. Trust me it is rather small, as heavy as it is.

from what i see thats kinda the style i want. a nice long chain with a decent size cross and in silver. heavy is good also.

Dear Nikolas,

I thought you might get the joke. Guess you are new member and not much of a lurker.

That photo is of our beloved Achronos.

I was saying he is my cross I bear.

He is short.

And very burdensome.

It's all in good fun.

I'm sure Achronos could give you more infos on what is probably some hip-hop bling he is sporting there.

You can buy whatever cross you choose then whatever length of chain to go with it.

Sorry, I didn't think you would take the post to heart.
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« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2012, 11:05:40 PM »
Now that 'norm has revealed that the above image is not him, I feel safe posting a picture of what his cross really does look like:


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« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2012, 11:08:15 PM »
Now that 'norm has revealed that the above image is not him, I feel safe posting a picture of what his cross really does look like:



Theze er troo wizdumbs.
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« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2012, 11:10:11 PM »
Putting orthonorm's head on a wizard would be a much better choice.

As for my pic, there's a word I want to use to describe my attire and me personally but it's not permitted on this forum. "Loser" will sadly have to suffice.

Secondly, the honest background of that pic was a mockery of a friend of mine who posted pictures of himself in the bathroom with aviators, but looks even more loserly then I. However we look like we were seperated at birth.

EDIT: I'm not sure what cross that is. Might be a larger one I don't have anymore, but I'll take a snap of what I'm wearing now tonight.
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« Reply #26 on: October 11, 2012, 11:14:02 PM »
Ok thanks for letting me in on it....went right over my head, but it all did sound kind fishy. i just gota remember we got jokes goin on in here.

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« Reply #27 on: October 11, 2012, 11:14:15 PM »
http://i.imgur.com/g12Nl.png

Gives new meaning to the term "chest shots".

Or "Pec[toral] shots".
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« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2012, 11:15:17 PM »
http://i.imgur.com/g12Nl.png

Gives new meaning to the term "chest shots".

Or "Pec[toral] shots".
Better than "Rec[toral] shots", right?
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« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2012, 11:16:21 PM »
Putting orthonorm's head on a wizard would be a much better choice.

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« Reply #31 on: October 11, 2012, 11:17:16 PM »
Better than "Rec[toral] shots", right?
What are we, Anglicans?

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« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2012, 11:21:52 PM »
As the fool you begin and after you have become the wizard, king, and even the world, the fool you become once more.

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« Reply #34 on: October 11, 2012, 11:25:29 PM »
vintage is nice but not for me. what abt this if i could rig it to work with batteries?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Electric-Night-Light-Orthodox-Greek-Byzantine-Cross-Athos-ICXC-NIKA-/330805015185?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d0583f291

That would work best if you were Oriental Orthodox... they go in for that sort of thing...

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« Reply #36 on: October 11, 2012, 11:26:08 PM »
vintage is nice but not for me. what abt this if i could rig it to work with batteries?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Electric-Night-Light-Orthodox-Greek-Byzantine-Cross-Athos-ICXC-NIKA-/330805015185?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d0583f291

That would work best if you were Oriental Orthodox... they go in for that sort of thing...

Beat me to it by a few seconds, but mine was better.
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« Reply #37 on: October 11, 2012, 11:29:20 PM »
"For this God is our God forever and ever; He will be our guide, even to the end." Psalm 48:14

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« Reply #38 on: October 12, 2012, 12:03:18 AM »
don't know that saint but that is a good graphic for a tat.

Patron saint of Norway. :laugh:
http://orthodoxwiki.org/Olaf_of_Norway


and that other eBay cross isn't it the huge ones priests wear??

Yes, it is! ;D
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Re: Show me your Cross
« Reply #39 on: October 12, 2012, 12:44:04 AM »
I had this one, but I buried it with my grandmother:



Now I wear this one:


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« Reply #40 on: October 12, 2012, 12:56:26 AM »
It's Latin but it is an icon Cross


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« Reply #41 on: October 12, 2012, 01:02:01 AM »
Nice cross, choy. Got a link?

Here's what I wear:
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« Reply #42 on: October 12, 2012, 01:15:14 AM »
Link to where?

I bought it from EWTN's website, if you are curious where I got it.

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« Reply #46 on: October 12, 2012, 02:05:13 AM »
This one :


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I "baptize" with this, Christian punch ! :



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« Reply #47 on: October 12, 2012, 03:03:21 AM »
Achronos, swag up your pad with this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Shower-Curtain-chi-rho-labarum-Jesus-Christ-Christian-/250993404226?pt=Shower_Curtains&hash=item3a705f6942
ROFL. No need to ask her out to an akathist.

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« Reply #48 on: October 12, 2012, 03:10:48 AM »
I have like this. Just about every Finnish EO baptismal cross seems to be like it.

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« Reply #49 on: October 12, 2012, 04:00:36 AM »
I'm neither Russian nor a soldier, but I wear one like this:

http://www.gallerybyzantium.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=31_50&products_id=228

I confess I simply liked the design - and it's silver rather than gold, which is a plus for me. I'm really not a fan of gold. There is one small downside to it, however. There's a pointy bit at the top which has woken me up at night by jabbing me in the throat on more than one occasion.

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« Reply #50 on: October 12, 2012, 04:21:31 AM »
This is the Cross I wear every day:


Cross on my hand:



Cross on my neck:



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« Reply #52 on: October 12, 2012, 05:38:16 PM »
I'm neither Russian nor a soldier, but I wear one like this:

http://www.gallerybyzantium.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=31_50&products_id=228

I confess I simply liked the design - and it's silver rather than gold, which is a plus for me. I'm really not a fan of gold. There is one small downside to it, however. There's a pointy bit at the top which has woken me up at night by jabbing me in the throat on more than one occasion.

James

i like it. that website is where i see a cross i like.
did u buy it from that website?
they tell me there is a wait while they make the cross i want????
this one http://www.gallerybyzantium.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9_24&products_id=269


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« Reply #53 on: October 12, 2012, 05:40:16 PM »
This is the Cross I wear every day:


Cross on my hand:



Cross on my neck:



Selam



U r hard core.
but i dnt thik i could wear the payer beads around my neck for too long. im sure it would bother me eventually.
Like the tats

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Re: Show me your Cross
« Reply #54 on: October 12, 2012, 05:41:37 PM »
I have like this. Just about every Finnish EO baptismal cross seems to be like it.


had the exact same one, in gold. but lost that also. tattoo cross is making more and more sence to me, cant loose it.

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Re: Show me your Cross
« Reply #55 on: October 12, 2012, 05:43:30 PM »
I had this one, but I buried it with my grandmother:



Now I wear this one:




i like the one u wear now. thats knda what i want.

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Re: Show me your Cross
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Re: Show me your Cross
« Reply #57 on: October 12, 2012, 11:09:45 PM »


I gota ask-----does EVERYONE shop at ebay for their crosses??

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Re: Show me your Cross
« Reply #58 on: October 12, 2012, 11:19:34 PM »


I gota ask-----does EVERYONE shop at ebay for their crosses??

no. i bought mine for $2.99 at some local Christian bookstore. its just a simple wooden cross. I actually dont wear it often. too lazy to snap a picture of it.
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Re: Show me your Cross
« Reply #59 on: October 12, 2012, 11:28:15 PM »

Awesome.

Where did you get that? I want to buy it.
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Re: Show me your Cross
« Reply #60 on: October 12, 2012, 11:32:13 PM »
I'm neither Russian nor a soldier, but I wear one like this:

http://www.gallerybyzantium.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=31_50&products_id=228

I confess I simply liked the design - and it's silver rather than gold, which is a plus for me. I'm really not a fan of gold. There is one small downside to it, however. There's a pointy bit at the top which has woken me up at night by jabbing me in the throat on more than one occasion.

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My godsons and I have that cross. I've never had a problem with the pointy thing stabbing me, though.
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Re: Show me your Cross
« Reply #61 on: October 12, 2012, 11:34:00 PM »
Will be.


I like it!

Could put holy relics inside and use as impromptu altar in case of emergencies.
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Re: Show me your Cross
« Reply #62 on: October 12, 2012, 11:39:33 PM »

Awesome.

Where did you get that? I want to buy it.

This is one that my godfather gave me.  I asked him once where he got it and he said he didn't remember.  I suspect that he got it at a monastery he visits regularly, but where they got it would be another mystery.

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Re: Show me your Cross
« Reply #63 on: October 13, 2012, 04:49:53 AM »
hey, not ALL our icons have tasteless flashing lights, maybe about 10% from what i've seen
(maybe it's more in north america).
i have a nice women's cross (pattern like rays of sun on it) which used to belong to my God mother,
which she gave me on the day i revealed my other one had broken (it was a tiny thin metal one and now sits
in the car, wrapped in transparent tape!).

i arrived at the house without the cross, and was not allowed to leave like that!

i definitely recommend a tattoo, then you can't loose it.
the traditional place is on the inside of the right wrist, but if you want to be sure it's noticed,
you can get a second one on the back of the hand towards the thumb side.
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Re: Show me your Cross
« Reply #64 on: October 13, 2012, 06:09:07 AM »
Could put holy relics inside and use as impromptu altar in case of emergencies.

My wife and I were both given crosses with relics as a wedding present, which we now wear most of the time (unless going somewhere where there's a chance of losing it). I had never thought about using it as an impromptu antimension though!
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Re: Show me your Cross
« Reply #65 on: October 15, 2012, 04:58:15 AM »
I'm neither Russian nor a soldier, but I wear one like this:

http://www.gallerybyzantium.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=31_50&products_id=228

I confess I simply liked the design - and it's silver rather than gold, which is a plus for me. I'm really not a fan of gold. There is one small downside to it, however. There's a pointy bit at the top which has woken me up at night by jabbing me in the throat on more than one occasion.

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i like it. that website is where i see a cross i like.
did u buy it from that website?
they tell me there is a wait while they make the cross i want????
this one http://www.gallerybyzantium.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9_24&products_id=269



Yes, I bought it from them. My daughter's godmother bought her a baptismal cross from them and I was impressed by the quality so I bought myself the one I'm wearing. If I remember rightly there was a slight delay waiting for mine to be made as well, but I don't think it was excessive.

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Re: Show me your Cross
« Reply #66 on: October 15, 2012, 06:49:02 PM »
I'm neither Russian nor a soldier, but I wear one like this:

http://www.gallerybyzantium.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=31_50&products_id=228

I confess I simply liked the design - and it's silver rather than gold, which is a plus for me. I'm really not a fan of gold. There is one small downside to it, however. There's a pointy bit at the top which has woken me up at night by jabbing me in the throat on more than one occasion.

James

i like it. that website is where i see a cross i like.
did u buy it from that website?
they tell me there is a wait while they make the cross i want????
this one http://www.gallerybyzantium.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9_24&products_id=269



Yes, I bought it from them. My daughter's godmother bought her a baptismal cross from them and I was impressed by the quality so I bought myself the one I'm wearing. If I remember rightly there was a slight delay waiting for mine to be made as well, but I don't think it was excessive.

James

Thanks for responding. with what you just said in mind, i wont hesitate to buy from them. i prob will get that one in the link. I just realy hate waiting!

its beween these three:



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Re: Show me your Cross
« Reply #67 on: October 15, 2012, 08:27:35 PM »
I'm neither Russian nor a soldier, but I wear one like this:

http://www.gallerybyzantium.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=31_50&products_id=228

I confess I simply liked the design - and it's silver rather than gold, which is a plus for me. I'm really not a fan of gold. There is one small downside to it, however. There's a pointy bit at the top which has woken me up at night by jabbing me in the throat on more than one occasion.

James

Better than what happened to me when I slept with my cross: The chain nearly strangulated me after getting caught in the sheets, several times (which despite what some weirdos here thought, is not pleasurable).

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Re: Show me your Cross
« Reply #68 on: October 15, 2012, 08:28:48 PM »
Now I feel bad, because I had one but I can't find it.  :)

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Re: Show me your Cross
« Reply #69 on: October 15, 2012, 09:32:37 PM »
When I was stationed at the Boston Navy Yard back in the 60's, I picked up this cross at O'Brians Catholic Book Store.... a precursor to moving to Orthodoxy. 

Worn it ever since....