The beeswax cross is hand-carved with great attention to details. Thanks to the addition of incense during the manufacturing process the cross exudes a light aroma, which is firmly associated in our minds with the calming atmosphere of church rooms.
The Crucifixion is framed by the events of the Divine Economy; the Birth of Christ on the top, the Entry of Our Lord into Jerusalem on the left, the Resurrection of Christ on the right, and the appearance of the Risen Christ to the disciples below.
The Orthodox Church honors the Cross as a great relic symbolizing the redemption of the human race. The honorable Cross of the Lord for the Christian faith is the highest symbol of sacrifice and sanctification, and therefore its significance is truly invaluable. The Cross and the Resurrection are the two main axes of Christianity: The Resurrection follows the Cross and implies the Cross, and the Cross predicts the Resurrection.
The honorable Cross of the Lord is the unifying force of mankind. The two crossbars of the Cross symbolize the union of men with God (the vertical crossbar) and the union of men with one another (the horizontal crossbar). The last one also symbolizes the two arms of the Crucified Savior, which are open to embrace all mankind.