A Cross to remind us that Jesus died on the cross to save us. This
is the main Christian symbol. There are many different types of crosses.
Jesus was a carpenter like his earthly father but
most of his friends and many followers were fisherman - the fishing
boat is a symbol of his followers, there is a cross on the top of
the mast and the x/p are the first letters of Christ's name in Greek.
A symbol of the holy spirit and peace. The dove
appeared at Jesus' baptism.
The Chi Ro symbol - the first letters of Christ in
Alpha and omega - the beginning and the end of the Greek alphabet
- demonstrates that God is first, and last - eternal!
The symbol of the fish - The fish symbol was created using the Greek letters which
spell out ICTHUS : Jesus Christ God's Son Saviour.
ICTHUS also means fish - so the fish symbol was used when the early church was being persecuted. This was a secret sign scratched on the walls of buildings or drawn on the floor in the sand, to tell people where a Christian meeting was being held. It is still frequently used today.