Christian religions Symbols
The Christian Cross brings us closer to the unconditional love of Jesus. It represents his sacrifice in redemption of the human race, his Death and Resurrection. It symbolizes detachment from earthly affairs, the ability to overcome them through spiritual elevation to God. Take it with you in your daily lives and it will help you find the right path and strengthen your heart against adversity, for you will find shelter in the love of Jesus. Wear the Christian Cross on your chest and you will never be alone. He will in you.
For the Catholic Church it is the symbol of the Virgin and it first appeared on the cover of the Vulgate Bible. In old maps, it pointed north and was used as a symbol to indicate the right track. It represents defence of good and appears in the symbols of the Order of Santiago and later the Boy Scouts. It is also a heraldic symbol representative of French nobility.
Ancient Christian symbol. The word “Ichthys” means fish in Greek, but also stands for -"Iesous Christos Theou Yios Soter", meaning "Jesus Christ, Son of God, Redeemer." It is believed that it originated at the time when Christianity was persecuted. When a Christian believed that someone else was also a Christian, they drew an arc on the ground. If the other person actually was a Christian, they drew another arc which formed this symbol where it crossed with the first.
Symbol of eternal love. Christian representation of the Heart of Jesus.
The Cross of the Templar Knights. It is a Cross Pattee, which represents the four evangelists, the four seasons and the four elements. It was used by different religious orders: in red by the Templars, in white by the Knights Hospitaller, and in black by the Teutonic Order. It also inspired the Iron Cross, a Prussian award, and afterwards a symbol of the German army.
Symbol of the Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James) Pilgrims. Scallop Shells, Cross of Saint James.
They are used to keep a vow or a promise.
String of beads used to recite the Holy Rosary (from the Latin word “rosarium” meaning “of roses”), the traditional Catholic prayer commemorating the twenty "mysteries" of the life of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary, reciting one Our Father, one Hail Mary and one Gloria after each one. It apparently comes from the Muslim tasbih, introduced to Europe by the Crusaders, which in turn has Indian origin. A papal bull by Pope Pius V, written in 1596, states that it was Saint Dominic, the founder of the Order of Preachers, who introduced the rosary in the Christian world in the year 1221.