Russian Orthodox Cross Symbol
The Russian Orthodox cross consists of three bars, the lowest bar low and slanted. The top bar represents the "INRI" sign placed over Jesus' head.
The meaning of the slanted bar is not known for certain, but probably represents St. Andrew's cross (which looks like an X). St. Andrew is believed to have introduced Christianity to Russia.
|Title||Russian Orthodox Cross Symbol|
|Published||March 17, 2004|
|Last Updated||March 8, 2021|
|MLA Citation||“Russian Orthodox Cross Symbol.” ReligionFacts.com. 8 Mar. 2021. Web. Accessed 11 May. 2021. <religionfacts.com/russian-orthodox-cross>|