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why is our cross different
« on: April 15, 2014, 04:11:39 PM »
why is our cross different ...what do the extra features represent
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Re: why is our cross different
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2014, 04:23:45 PM »
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Re: why is our cross different
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2014, 04:34:52 PM »
We are on a 5 day repeat!


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Re: why is our cross different
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2014, 05:31:05 PM »
Because we're hipsters.
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Re: why is our cross different
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2014, 08:24:40 PM »
why is our cross different ...what do the extra features represent

To answer you second question: The first bar represents the sign that was placed above Christ with the inscription "King of the Jews" in ( I think ) Aramaic, Latin and Hebrew letters.  The bottom bar represents the "foot" rest that was tilted when as tradition has it, the spear pierced Christ's side.
As far as why the Orthodox adopted the 'three bar cross' I will leave that to others.   One think I can tell you is that it is exclusive to the Eastern parts of Europe especially Russians, Slavs, and Ukrainians.  
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