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Christian Symbolism

The Trinity.

This widely recognized Christian symbol The Holy Trinity meaning the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.Christians believe in one God made up of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. While they have three elements they make up one God.

"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, " Matthew 28:19

The Celtic Cross.

The Celtic cross with its circle is probably one of the most widely recognised of all Celtic symbols, originally large stone crosses, known as a cross-slab emerged across Ireland, Scotland and other Celtic lands from the 9th century. The circle is often described as a halo or an eternity symbol and its four arms for symbolising the four elements, mind, body, soul and heart.

The Fish.

The fish symbol was one of the first used by Christians, the symbol was simple to draw and was often used to mark meeting places and tombs during times of persecution by the Roman government. It was also used among Christians as a type of password to check if they were safe to talk about Christianity, one would draw an arc in the earth, if the other were a Christian, they would complete the symbol with a reverse arc making the symbol of a fish

As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men." At once they left their nets and followed him." Mark 1:16-18

The Cross.

The cross is one of the most commonly recognised Christian symbols, the cross on which Jesus died for our sins. There are many different versions of the cross but they mostly fall into two categories. The Greek cross, having four equal length arms or the Latin cross having a shorter cross bar raised above the centre.

The Shamrock.

The shamrock symbolises the Trinity, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It is said that the three leaf shamrock was used by St. Patrick to explain the Trinity. St. Patrick picked a shamrock and explained that the shamrock is one plant, but each shamrock has three, separate leaflets representing the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

"The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you." 2 Corinthians 13:14

St Christopher.

Saint Christopher, the patron saint of travellers.
There are many different stories surrounding the life of Saint Christopher, the most well known says that he took service carrying people across the river and one day he carried a child. During the crossing, the river became swollen and the child seemed to became heavier and heavier. In fact so much that St Christopher could scarcely carry him and found himself in great difficulty. When he finally reached the other side, he said to the child: "You have put me in the greatest danger. I do not think the whole world could have been as heavy on my shoulders as you were." The child replied: "You had on your shoulders not only the whole world but Him who made it. " A Saint Christopher pendant is believed to bring safety and good wishes to travellers, it is also given as a special gift for young children and babies as it reflects the start of their journey through life.

The Miraculous Medal.

The Miraculous Medal is also known as the Medal of the Immaculate Conception was created by Saint Catherine Labouré following a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Many Catholic Christians around the world, and some non-Catholics wear the Miraculous Medal, which they believe will bring them special graces through the intercession of Mary if worn with faith and devotion to serve as a constant physical reminder of devotion.