It is still in very nice condition. It comes from the Private Collectionof an Old Gettysburg Museum owner. It would be a great addition to any religious Badge /Ribbon collection. Here is the response from a Friar at an Orthodox church in Hartford CT.
That is where this church was in 1913. This is one you will not find often. I see similar badges but have searched over the internet and none like this on. It will come in a Riker case for you to use as a display. Upon talking to my friend who gave me this to sell.He said it was something that was his Great-grandfathers. It would be a great piece for any collection. Our church started in 1914 in Hartford.. There was a Russian "Brotherhood" ("Ss Peter & Paul" as patron, I think) as well as a Russian Orthodox "Society" prior to the church being established, which I believe did have the "Holy Resurrection" as its patron. These societies usually formed prior to there being a local church built, giving them the ability to raise funds, identify membership, exercise. And sometimes (but not always) literally became the basis of the church corporation. Some lived on in some parishes as separate groups, sometimes based in particular ancestry Belarussian vs Russian vs Ukrainian, etc. Or gender (parish Brotherhood / sisterhood), within the parish... Forming, essentially, clubs/cliques within parishes. The "society" / "brotherhood" of "Holy Resurrection" / Ss. Peter & Paul" in Hartford didn't last long after it became the "parish" of "All Saints Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church, in 1914... Which was shortened to "All Saints Russian Orthodox Church" about 40-50 yrs later, then, about 30 years ago, was again shortened to simply "All Saints Orthodox Church" to reflect the growing ethnic diversity of the parish. Thank you for looking at my auctions. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Christianity\Icons". The seller is "hiddenpondantiquescollectibles" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.