On an internet auction site, I see a Russian orthodox cross-talisman for sale.
Unique beautiful item!http://images.auctionworks.com/fullView.asp?img=http://images.marketworks.com/hi/49/49296/savecrestthree010404.jpg
Christian Russian Orthodox talisman. Russian name is [OBEREG]- an object held to act as a charm to avert evil and bring good fortune, producing apparently magical and miraculous effect of protection.
Double sided old style Orthodox cross with words in Cyrillic Old Slavic on the back: "Save and Protect" [Spasee ee Sokhranee]. Russian soldiers, policemen, firefighters, rescuers and many others use this charm for PROTECTION.
Well-made highly detailed warm brass 3D cast item. Comes with long strong black fabric necklace nicely packed into small plastic bag. BETTER THAN PICTURES- Great Religious Collectible and Symbolic Gift!
I was wondering about the canonicity of such a talisman. I wouldn't want to wear anything that an Orthodox priest wouldn't approve of. I'm not interested in this as a talisman; I just find this an intriguing cross to wear.
Thanks in advance!