The Pectoral Cross XVII Century
- Precious Stone - Badakhshan lapis lazuli
- Mount - gold, engraving, pearls
From Museum of Suzdal Kremlin in the Archbishop’s Chambers
Info from WiKi: A pectoral cross or pectoral (from the Latin pectoralis, "of the chest") is a cross, usually relatively large, suspended from the neck by a cord or chain that reaches well down the chest. It is worn by the clergy as an indication of their position and is different from the small crosses, that have no special significance, worn on necklaces by many Christians.
In Orthodox Church practice the rules for wearing the cross differ with various traditions. The pectoral cross is worn by all bishops, but not necessarily by all priests. In the Greek tradition, the pectoral cross is only given to specific priests for faithful service; in the Slavic tradition, a cross is worn by all priests.
Photo #792 taken on June 02, 2017 in Suzdal during long distance tour of the Golden Ring of Russia with my dear client from Belgium (Japan), Kazuko Kawabata.
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