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Cross & Prayer on travertine stone

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cross on travertine stone

Prayer is an essential aspect of the Greek Orthodox tradition, and icons often depict saints, angels, or individuals engaged in prayerful contemplation.

Prayer in icons serves as a reminder of the importance of communion with God, seeking His guidance, and expressing gratitude. It encourages believers to engage in spiritual dialogue with the divine and fosters a sense of connection with the heavenly realm.

These elements, the cross and prayer, are significant in Greek Orthodox iconography, symbolizing the central aspects of the Christian faith, including Christ's sacrifice and victory over sin, and the practice of prayer as a means of spiritual communion.

The cross is one of the most prominent symbols in Christianity, representing the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In Greek Orthodox icons, the cross is typically depicted in a stylized form known as the "Byzantine cross" or "Orthodox cross." This cross has a distinctive shape with horizontal and slanted crossbars, symbolizing the inscription placed above Jesus' head on the cross, "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews" (John 19:19).

The cross serves as a reminder of Christ's sacrifice and redemption, and its presence in icons signifies His victory over sin and death. It is often adorned with decorative elements and may include symbols such as the letters IC XC (representing "Jesus Christ") or the acronym INRI (standing for "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews").

SIZE AND SHAPE OF TRAVERTINE STONE NOTE: Each stone is meticulously cut and chiselled to craft a unique shape while aiming for a similar size as the stated dimension this will be an estimate. Please keep in mind that every travertine stone naturally varies in both size and shape. Despite my efforts, maintaining exact uniformity can be tough, but I do my best to come close to the size I have provided.

SIZE MAY BE LARGER OR SMALLER THAN THE ESTIMATED DIMENSIONS

Dimensions estimates:

- Jesus Christ: 19cm (L) x 23cm (H) x 3cm (W)

-Virgin Mary and Jesus Icon: 17cm (L) x 16cm (H) x 3cm (W)

Lords prayer size 20cm (L) x 18cm (H) x 3cm (W)

small cross and prayer 11cm (L) x 8 cm (H) x 3cm (W)

medium cross and prayer 19cm (L) x 8cm (H) x 3cm (W)

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Prayer on Travertine stone

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The Lord's prayer 
 

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