Martirika (martyrika) are traditionally given to all witnesses of the Greek Orthodox Sacrament of Holy Baptism. The ribbons with crosses are made to be worn as a lapel pin after the service and throughout the reception.
(Below are examples of martirika (ribbons). These witness ribbons are are sold by the dozen. Cross styles can be changed - see photos below.)
Style M-7 (top left): $18/doz; M-1 (top right): $18/doz; M-6 (bottom left): $18/doz; M-5 (bottom right): $18/doz.
Styles M-2W (white), M-2P (pink): $18/doz. Style M-2B (blue) is shown with a three-dimensional medallion of Panagia with Christ. The image is on both sides and the medallion carries a surcharge of $2/doz. Therefore, style M-2B, as shown, is $20/doz.
Style M-8 (top): $17/doz; style M-9 (bottom): $17/doz
Style M-19B (white with blue) or M-19P (white with pink): $18/doz
Beautiful tatted lace! Style M-15 (left) or M-16 (right): $25/doz
Style M-3 (top left): $18/doz; style M-10B (top right): $18/doz; style M-4 (bottom left): $18/doz; style M-10P (bottom right): $18/doz
Style M-13 (top left): $18/doz); style M-12 (top right): $18/doz; style M-14 (bottom left): $18/doz; style M-11 (bottom right): $18/doz
Top row: Style M-17P (pink with white tulle), M-17B (blue with blue tulle), or M-17W (white with white tulle): $18/doz. Bottom row: Style M-18B (blue with blue ribbon), M-18W (white with white ribbon), or M-18P (pink with white ribbon): $18/doz
Martirika can be made with the following crosses or with the Panagia:
These crosses come as an assortment, so your martirika would not have just one of these styles but all four styles of crosses would be used in your order. Style MC-1 (silver-toned); style MC-2 (gold-toned); style MC-3 (antique gold-toned).
These sets of crosses also come as an assortment, so all three styles are used in any one order. Style MC-4 (antiqued gold); style MC-5 (pewter colored).
These crosses do not come as sets but can be ordered individually, so all of your martirika would have the same style of cross on them. Byzantine style cross MC-6 (bottom left); cross with trefoil embellishments MC-7 (second from left); "beaded" trefoil cross MC-8 (third from left); three-dimensional Panagia with Christ MC-9 (this style carries a surcharge of $2/doz); antiqued silver-toned cross MC-10 (fifth from left).
With the exception of the Panagia with Christ which carries a surcharge, your choice of cross styles is included in the price of the martirika.
Do you know what you need for the baptismal service...
...besides the baby?
The Godparent is expected to bring to the Service:
The Godparent or parents of the child should bring:
If children or others will be participating in the service, then the Godparent should provide small candles or see that young children have small icons to hold.
Would you like to give the newborn a phylacto (filacto)? We can provide a phylacto from the island of Tinos, filled with dried flowers and cotton with oil and myrrh from the Church. Colors vary. #P-1: $9.00
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