MARTYRIKA - WITNESS PINS
Martyrika, Martirika, Witness Pins, Witness bracelets, baptism bracelets or christening bracelets....So many names but what are they and what is the meaning behind them?
If you have received something like this during an Orthodox baptism/christening it means it is simply a small momento to acknowledge the fact that you were present and you witnessed this wonderful ceremony.
They come in bracelet form that you can wear on your hand or a small pin that you attach to your lapel. Decoration often includes crosses or eye charms.