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The Ankh is a symbol for the power to give and sustain life. The Ankh is typically associated with material things such as water(which was believed by many Egyptians to regenerate life), air, sun, as well as with the Gods, who are frequently pictured carrying an Ankh. More Here
Cara Vaca Cross:
In Cara Vaca, Spain in 1231, a priest imprisioned during the Moor occupation was instructed by his captors to say Mass to satisfy their curiosity. The priest began, but had to stop when he realized a cross - a required element - was not present. The captors grew angry at the delay, but then, through an open window, a cross arrived: the Pectoral Cross of the Patriarch of Jerusalem, miraculously transported to the site by two angels.
The Celts tried to create their designs and jewelry using a connected line (or several lines that are unbroken). Then they began to cross (interlace or knotwork) the line many times in the belief that this would increase protection against evil.
Richard Joyce, captured by pirates the week he was to have been married, is believed to have made the original Claddagh ring, so he would never forget the girl he loved. The Claddagh symbolizes love (heart), friendship (hands), and loyalty (crown). In the seventeenth century the symbol was displayed on a ring which was exchanged between friends or lovers. The heart was to symbolize love, the hands personified friendship or faith, and the crown signified loyalty or fidelity.
Four Way Crosses:
Also known as a cruciform, it is actually four medals in one. The Sacred Heart at the top,
St. Christopher on the right, Miraculous at the bottom, and St. Joseph on the left.
This is an ancient shape for a cross which is still a favorite in many parts of the world.
It originated from the Chi Rho, a popular monogram for Christ. Eventually the appendages to the letters were dropped, leaving a cross of four equal sides.
The Fish was the mark of the early Christian. The first believers did not dare to wear any mark of their faith. If they did so they were often persecuted or killed. The Greek initials of “JESUS CHRIST, GOD’S, SON, SAVIOR” made up the Greek word for fish; Ichthus. The early Christians sketched the symbol of a fish as a sign to other Christians of their faith. Today the FISH still stands as a symbol of a Christian. Ours are more diversified than the earlier stick like fish, but equally symbolic of our CHRISTian heritage.
Jerusalem Cross :
The Jerusalem Cross was first used as a coat of arms for the Latin Kingdom in Jerusalem. During the Crusades, it was referred to as the "Crusaders Cross". The four small crosses are symbolic of the four Gospels proclaimed to the four corners of the earth, beginning in Jerusalem; the large cross symbolizes the person of Christ.
In seafaring societies, the anchor means hope and security in a storm. The anchor is also the sign of hope in Christianity. Usually seen with a cross and heart, symbolizing faith, hope and charity.
The insignia is a cross linked with a dual flame. This symbol relates our church to God by way of the second and third persons of the Trinity; the Christ (cross) and the Holy Spirit (flame).
Miz Pah medal:
The Miz Pah medal is the friendship pendant (mizpah coin).
The Lord watch between me and thee while we are absent one from another. Genesus 31:49. Each wears half as a token of their friendship.
Also known as Byzantine, crosses are worn by Eastern Orthodox Christians, both Greek and Russian. In addition to the slanted footrest, they feature the "IC" and "XC", ehich are shorthand in Greek for "Jesus Christ". The "IC" is the first and last letter of ISOUS; the squiggly line indicating that this is an abbreviation. The "XC" is the first and last letter os CHRISTOS.
St Andrew Cross (Top Bar Cross):
Named after the Apostle Andrew, patron saint of Russia, Scotland and patron of the Patriarch of Constantinople. The top bar symbolizes the placard on which was written the charge against Jesus "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews." The middle bar is where the hands were nailed. There are several explanations for the distinctive lower bar. Some say that it calls to mind the "X" shaped cross that Andrew was crucified upon. Others say that the saint preached with a three bar cross, using the lower bar to illustrate that "those on the right side of Christ will go up to heaven, those on His left will descend into hell." Still others say that the slanted bar represents what was originally a support device on crosses of crucifixion, put there to increase the discomfort of the victim. The slant developed to suggest an isometric view of it, and was eventually lowered to suggest a footrest.
St. Colmcille Cross:
There is a legend of how St. Colmcille (incidently that is Mel Gibson's middle name) when preaching to some soon-to-be converted heathens was shown a sacred standing stone that was marked with a circle that was a symbol of the moon goddess. Patrick made the mark of a Latin cross through the circle and blessed the stone making the first Celtic Cross.
Also called the Cross of Iona as it was probably taken from Ireland to the Island of Iona in the Irish Sea in the sixth century by St. Columbus. It appears throughout Europe at crossroads and marketplaces.
Star of David (Six-pointed star):
In modern times, the Star of David has become a premier Jewish symbol. This six-pointed star (hexagram), made of two interlocking triangles, can be found on mezuzahs, menorahs, tallis bags, and kipot. Ambulances in Israel bear the sign of the "Red Star of David," and the flag of Israel has a blue Star of David planted squarely in the center.
What is the origin of this six-pointed symbol? The six points symbolize God's rule over the universe in all six directions.
Through the Jewish people's long and often difficult history, we have come to the realization that our only hope is to place our trust in God. The six points of the Star of David symbolize God's rule over the universe in all six directions: north, south, east, west, up and down.
Originally, the Hebrew name Magen David -- literally "Shield of David" -- poetically referred to God. It acknowledges that our military hero, King David, did not win by his own might, but by the support of the Almighty. This is also alluded to in the third blessing after the Haftorah reading on Shabbat: "Blessed are you God, Shield of David."
Various other explanations exist on the meaning behind the Star of David.
One idea is that a six-pointed star receives form and substance from its solid center. This inner core represents the spiritual dimension, surrounded by the six universal directions. (A similar idea applies to Shabbat -- the seventh day which gives balance and perspective to the six weekdays.)
In Kabbalah, the two triangles represent the dichotomies inherent in man: good vs. evil, spiritual vs. physical, etc. The two triangles may also represent the reciprocal relationship between the Jewish people and God. The triangle pointing "up" symbolizes our good deeds which go up to heaven, and then activate a flow of goodness back down to the world, symbolized by the triangle pointing down.
A more practical theory is that during the Bar Kochba rebellion (first century), a new technology was developed for shields using the inherent stability of the triangle. Behind the shield were two interlocking triangles, forming a hexagonal pattern of support points. (Buckminster Fuller showed how strong triangle-based designs are with his geodesics.)
One cynical suggestion is that the Star of David is an appropriate symbol for the internal strife that often afflicts Jewish nation: two triangles pointing in opposite directions!
The Star of David was a sad symbol of the Holocaust, when the Nazis forced Jews to wear an identifying yellow star. Actually, Jews were forced to wear special badges during the Middle Ages, both by Muslim and Christian authorities, and even in Israel under the Ottoman Empire.
So whether it is a blue star waving proudly on a flag, or a gold star adorning a synagogue's entrance, the Star of David stands as a reminder that for the Jewish people... in God we trust. (by Rabbi Shraga Simmons)
Dove is the holy spirit symbol:
Prayer to the Holy Spirit:
Breathe into me Holy Spirit, That all my thoughts may be holy. Move in me, Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Attract my heart, Holy Spirit, that I may love only what is holy. Strengthen me, Holy Spirit, that I may defend all that is holy. Protect me, Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy.
Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost:
O Lord Jesus Christ, Who, before ascending into heaven, didst promise to send the Holy Ghost to finish Thy work in the souls of Thy Apostles and Disciples, deign to grant the same Holy Spirit to me, that He may perfect in my soul the work of Thy grace and Thy love. Grant me the Spirit of Wisdom that I may despise the perishable things of this world and aspire only after the things that are eternal, the Spirit of Understanding to enlighten my mind with the light of Thy divine truth, the Spirit of Counsel that I may ever choose the surest way of pleasing God and gaining Heaven, the Spirit of Fortitude that I may bear my cross with Thee, and that I may overcome with courage all the obstacles that oppose my salvation, the Spirit of Knowledge that I may know God and know myself and grow perfect in the science of the Saints, the Spirit of Piety that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable, the Spirit of Fear that I may be filled with a loving reverence towards God, and may dread in any way to displease Him. Mark me, dear Lord, with the sign of Thy true disciples and animate me in all things with Thy Spirit. Amen.
Engraving on Crosses
Many ask about engraving on crosses. This particular cross is XR102 from
this page, and is a flat cross.
Most gold crosses are not flat across the back, and are therefore not suitable for engraving on the back. Additionally, the manufacturer will often put a makers mark on the back side of the cross. Hollow crosses are solid gold but hollow in the middle and therefore not suitable for engraving. Very detailed crosses and crucifixes will most likely have detailed backs as well. However, a flat cross can be engraved directly on the front.
See engraving info here
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