Styles of Crosses
There exist hundreds of styles of crosses in the Christian
religion. Some of these crosses date back to the time
of Constantine in the 4th century when Christianity
was allowed to be practiced in public. During this Byzantine
Period many styles of crosses were created, one of which
was the Dagmar Cross.
The Dagmar Cross Today
The original Dagmar Cross was created in Denmark in
honor of Queen Dagmar who was a very popular and involved
queen to the Danish people. She was buried with the
Dagmar Cross but it was removed from her tomb and is
displayed in Copenhagen.
Today, the Dagmar Cross is a traditional gift for baptisms,
confirmations, and especially, weddings. It is often
referred to as the Wedding Cross. The original cross
depicts the crucified Jesus
on the cross with a blue background. Contemporary Dagmar
Crosses are designed in sterling silver and gold
and depict various saints surrounding Jesus on the front:
The back of the Dagmar Cross displays a traditional
view of Jesus crucified.
Prayers to the Holy Figures on the
Prayer to St.
Basil the Great
O great and most glorious hierarch of Christ, divinely
wise teacher of the Church in all the world, firm confessor
and champion of Orthodoxy, all-blessed Father Basil!
Look down from the heights of Heaven upon us who humbly
fall down before thee, and entreat the Lord Almighty,
Whose faithful minister on earth thou wast, to grant
us a firm and unchanging custody of the right Faith,
obedience to the Holy Church, a correction of our way
of life, and swift help patience and strength in all
our needs, sorrows and temptations.
Bestow thy holy blessing upon us, so that, protected
by it, in this new year, we might live every day in
a manner pleasing unto God, in peace and penitence,
and be vouchsafed together with thee and all the Saints,
in the kingdom of Heaven to hymn and glorify the Life-creating
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy
Spirit, for ages of ages. Amen.
Prayer to the Blessed
Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed
are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy
womb Jesus. Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Prayer of St.
the strength of all who trust in you,
you made John Chrysostom
renowned for his eloquence
and heroic in his sufferings.
May we learn from his teaching
and gain courage from his patient endurance.
We ask this through our Lord
Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy
one God, forever and ever. Amen.
Prayer of St.
John the Baptist
O God, You raised up St. John the Baptist to prepare
a perfect people for Christ. Fill Your people with the
joy of possessing His grace, and direct the minds of
all the faithful in the way of peace and salvation.
Grant that as St. John was martyred for truth and justice,
so we may energetically profess our Faith in You, and
lead others to the Way, the Truth, and Eternal Life.
Prayer to Jesus Crucified
Here I am, good and gentle Jesus, kneeling before you.
With great fervor I pray and ask you to instill in me
genuine convictions of faith, hope, and love with true
sorrow for my sins and a firm resolve to amend them.
While I contemplate your five wounds with great love
and compassion, I remember the words which the prophet
David long ago put on your lips, "They have pierced
my hands and my feet. I can count all my bones."
The Dagmar Cross is an inspirational pendant that will
keep the prayers to these holy figures close to your
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|Above is a picture of the back side of the Dagmar
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|The pendant is also considered Lutheran