Poustinia Gifts

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Welcome to Poustinia Gifts, where shopping is giving. When you shop with us, your purchases support the Orthodox Catholic Monastery of Our Lady Joy of All Who Sorrow, where purchasing gifts not only benefit the recipient, but also our nonprofit religious community.

Seraph RosaryByzantine Seraphic Rosary: $9.95Buy

To encourage observance of the ‘Rule of the Mother of God’ propagated by Saint Seraphim of Sarov, we are pleased to offer a traditional rosary, constructed of resin cross-imprinted beads with a laser-carved metal Byzantine-Slavonic Cross.

Orthodox Catholic Rosary: $10.95Buy

This rosary is constructed with wooden beads connected by stainless steel rope chain. The St. Andrew “three bar” Cross is also made of stainless steel. This beautiful rosary can be used to pray the ‘Rule of the Mother of God’ propagated by Saint Seraphim of Sarov or the traditional Marian Rosary.

BuyByzantine Slavonic Cross Necklace with Black Cord: $9.95

Traditional Byzantine Slavonic Cross with the crucifix on the front with the inscriptions “King of Glory” and “Jesus Christ, Son of God Conquers.” Letters indicate the spear and sponge and Mount of Golgotha. At the bottom, letters indicate the phrase “the Place of the skull has become Paradise.”and the Jesus Prayer “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Have Mercy on Me a Sinner” engraved on the back (in Slavonic). The cross is silver plated and includes a 20″ black cord with a silver clasp.

orthodox-catholic-icxc-crossPan-Orthodox Cross Necklace with Chain: $10.95
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This is a 20th century design engraved with the St. Andrew Cross, IC XC for “Jesus Christ”, and a symbol representing the light of Christ at the top. On the reverse side is the Slavonic phrase “спаси и сохрани” meaning “save and protect”. Tradition teaches that when the Apostle Andrew preached with a life-size three-bar cross at his side. While explaining the Last Judgement he tilted the foot plate to signify that those on the right side of Christ will go up into heaven and those on the left will go down into hell.


St Vladimir CrossSt. Vladimir Cross Necklace with Chain: $10.95

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This elegant 19th century design incorporates the St. Andrew Cross, a repeating outline at the points and a floral decoration which presents the cross of Christ as the tree of life in Paradise. Tradition teaches that when the Apostle Andrew preached in southern Russia he placed a life-size three-bar cross at his side. While explaining the Last Judgment he tilted the foot plate to signify that those on the right side of Christ will go up into heaven and those on the left will go down into hell. On the reverse is the Slavonic phrase “спаси и сохрани” meaning “save and protect”. An 18″ twisted singapore chain is included.

San Damiano CrossSan Damiano Cross with Black Cord: $10.95
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The San Damiano Cross is a replica of the rood cross in the church of San Damiano before which St. Francis of Assisi was praying when he is said to have received the commission from the Lord to rebuild the Church. The crucifix is often called an icon cross because it is in the Byzantine style and possibly reached Italy via Montenegro and Croatia. The silver-plated alloy Cross includes a 20″ black cord with lobster clasp.

Our Lady of Tenderness Pendant NecklaceMedallion Icon of Our Lady of Tenderness with Chain: $12.95Buy

The 12K gold-plated medallion is embossed on both sides and includes a 24″ gold-plated chain with clasp. This beautiful medallion icon of “Our Lady of Tenderness” is a copy of the beloved icon of St Seraphim of Sarov. He was found kneeling in prayer before an icon of the Mother of God which had served as an inspiration for him throughout his life: the Umilenie (Умиление) or Tenderness Icon of the Mother of God. The icon is rare within Orthodoxy in that it shows the Mother of God without the infant Christ. The reason for this is because it is a depiction of Mary at the moment of the Annunciation (Luke 1:24-38). With arms prayerfully folded in submission to the Lord, eyes downcast in humility, she is at the point of uttering her humanity-saving reply to the Archangel Gabriel: “Let it be to me according to thy word.”

Buyorthodox-catholic-byzantine-ss-cross-and-bead-chainSt. Andrew Orthodox-Catholic Byzantine Cross with Chain: $12.95

The three-bar Russian or St. Andrew cross appears with great frequency in Slavic religious symbolism. Tradition teaches that when the Apostle Andrew preached in southern Russia he placed a life-size three-bar cross at his side. While explaining the Last Judgment he tilted the foot plate to signify that those on the right side of Christ will go up into heaven and those on the left will go down into hell. The large cross is made of stainless steel and includes a 24″ bead chain.

Our Lady Perpetual HelpMetal Pendant of Icon Our Lady of Perpetual Help: $7.95
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The icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help represents the Christian mystery of Redemption. Our Lady of Perpetual Help is a Byzantine icon that is believed to have its origin sometime during the 13th -15th century. The icon is known for being miraculous; over the centuries countless healings and special graces have been attributed to it. This round pendant is a copy of the beloved icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, depicting the Virgin Mary under the title “Mother of God” holding the Child Jesus. These pendants are minted  with heavy silver-alloy metal. The pendants are often secured around a car’s rearview mirror as a protection for travellers.

enamel-orthodox-catholic-crossBlue Enamel St. Olga ICXC Cross with Chain: $10.95Buy

Gold-plated metal with blue enamel Cross with a 24″ gold-plated chain. This is a 20th century design engraved with the Russian St. Andrew Cross, IC XC for “Jesus Christ”, and a symbol representing the light of Christ at the top. On the reverse side is the Slavonic phrase “spasi I sokhrani”, meaning “save and protect”. Tradition teaches that when the Apostle Andrew preached in southern Russia he placed a life-size three-bar cross at his side. While explaining the Last Judgement he tilted the foot plate to signify that those on the right side of Christ will go up into heaven and those on the left will go down into hell.

 img_ icon-bracelet.png Beautiful Icon Bracelet: $6.95

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This Icon Bracelet is comprised of nine beautiful icons of Our Lord and His Holy Mother framed in silver metal alloy. Each icon is separated by two silver beads. The bracelet is constructed of elastic bands for size flexibility. This item would be a wonderful gift of faith for a special young lady.

teardrop-pendant-our-lady-of-perpetual-helpTeardrop Pendant Icon Our Lady of Perpetual Help with Black Cord: $9.95Buy

A clear acrylic teardrop envelops a beautiful metal image of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. The beautiful clear teardrop is attached to a 24″ black cord. The intent of the iconographer was to portray the Child Jesus contemplating the vision of His future Passion. Frightened by the vision, He runs to His mother for consolation. The anguish He feels is shown by the loss of one of His sandals as he quickly flees into the arms of his Mother. Despite a foreboding vision of suffering, the icon also conveys the triumph of Christ over sin and death, symbolized by the golden background as a sign of the glory of the resurrection.

keychain-olphKeychain Icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help: $8.95Buy

This silver metal keychain depicts the icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, a Byzantine icon known for being miraculous. Over the centuries countless healings and special graces have been attributed to it. The Archangels Michael and Gabriel, hovering in the upper corners, hold the instruments of the Passion. St. Michael (in the left corner) holds the spear, the wine-soaked sponge, and the crown of thorns. St. Gabriel (in the right corner) holds the cross and the nails.

st-nicholas-pendantMedallion Icon of St Nicholas with Chain: $12.95Buy

The 12K gold-plated medallion is embossed on both sides and includes a 24″ gold-plated chain with clasp. The image of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker is depicted on the front with the inscription “Holy Father Hierarch Nicholas pray to God for us” (in Slavonic) on the back.  St. Nicholas is honored as a healer, a patron of travelers, and as a defender of the offended, persecuted, and destitute. He is asked for help in commerce and studies, for resolution of disputes, for safe travels, and for making rulers wise. The relics of St. Nicholas continue to exude holy ointment that heals the infirm.

*If you are interested in purchasing multiple items, please email us (ocmoljaws@email.com) with your order to generate a bulk order invoice. Thank you!

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