𝙎𝙔𝙈𝘽𝙊𝙇𝙎 𝙐𝙎𝙀𝘿 𝘽𝙔 𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝘾𝙃𝙐𝙍𝘾𝙃 !
Since the earliest times, the concept of symbolism has been prevalent in every human culture, social structure, and religious system. Signs and symbols play a vital role as objects upon which thoughts and prayers can be focused. They point a way through the spiritual world, act as badges of faith, teaching tools, and aids on the journey towards understanding complex philosophies.
𝟏𝟎 𝐂𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐜 𝐬𝐲𝐦𝐛𝐨𝐥𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡!
1. The Crucifix
2. Alpha and Omega
3. The Cross
4. The Sacred Heart
5. IHS and Chi-Rho
6. The Fish
7. Fleur de Lis
8. The Dove
9. Crossed Keys
10. The Lamb
𝟏. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐱!
The crucifix is a cross with the figure of the body of Jesus Christ attached to it. This is a very common Catholic symbol that is often placed on or above the altar where the Eucharist is celebrated.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐌𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐱?
The crucifix is a symbol of sacrifice and atonement, since, according to the Bible, Jesus died for the sins of the world. His crucifixion and his death soaked up systematic injustice, personal evil, violence and other wrongs, and continue to do so for Catholics everywhere.
Unlike other Christian denominations, which use only the cross, the crucifix is a powerful symbol of Catholicism, representing the focal point of the Catholic belief: that Jesus died on the cross to redeem humanity.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐝𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐋𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬 “𝐈𝐍𝐑𝐈” 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐬?
A crucifix often has the letters “INRI” carved into the wood of the cross. These letters are short for the Latin phrase, “Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum,” which translates to “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews.”
These are the words which Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea who sentenced Jesus to death, ordered to be written on the cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified.
𝟐. 𝐀𝐥𝐩𝐡𝐚 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐎𝐦𝐞𝐠𝐚!
Alpha and omega are the first and last letters respectively of the Greek alphabet. They are used at various times in the Church liturgical year. The alpha and omega have been used by Catholics since the fourth century as symbols expressing the confidence of orthodox Christians in the scriptural proofs of God.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐌𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐟 𝐀𝐥𝐩𝐡𝐚 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐎𝐦𝐞𝐠𝐚?
In the book of revelation 22:13, Christ refers to himself as the alpha and the omega. That is, the first and the last. These two letters symbolize the fact that Christ is the beginning and the end of all creation.
We will take them one after the other until they are exhausted.
Is the crucifix the same with the cross?
We will make the conclusion after our next discussion.
𝐅𝐞𝐞𝐥 𝐟𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐬𝐤 𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬!
*Saint Giles – patron saint of people with disabilities*
St. Giles was born in Athens during the eighth century. One of the Fourteen Holy Helpers (a popular group of saints to whom people prayed, especially for recovery from disease, and for strength at the hour of death) he was the only non-martyr among them. Living as a hermit, he was once accidentally shot in the knee by an arrow that was meant for a deer that he took care of. He refused to have the knee treated so that he might better mortify the flesh and thus remained disabled for life. For this reason, Saint Giles is the Patron Saint of the Handicapped and is represented as an old man with an arrow in his knee and accompanied by a deer.
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵 𝗢𝗳 𝗦𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗜𝘀 𝗗𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗧𝗼 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝗦𝗼𝗿𝗿𝗼𝘄𝘀 𝗢𝗳 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝘆.
Devotion to the sorrows of the Virgin Mary dates from the twelfth century, when it made its appearance in monastic circles under the influence of St. Anselm and St. Bernard.
The Cistercians and then the Servites undertook to propagate it. It became widespread in the fourteenth and especially the fifteenth centuries, particularly in the Rhineland and Flanders, where Confraternities of the Sorrowful Mother sprang up.
It was in this context that the first liturgical formularies in her honor were composed. A provincial council of Mainz in 1423 made use of these in establishing a “Feast of the Sorrows of Mary” in reparation for Hussite profanations of her images.
In 1494 the feast appeared in Bruges, where the Precious Blood of Christ was venerated; later on it made its way into France. It did not, however, become widespread in France before Benedict XIII included it in the Roman Calendar in 1727 and assigned it to the Friday before Palm Sunday.
Some Churches had previously celebrated this feast during the Easter season. Others, however, celebrated the Joys of the Blessed Virgin during the Easter season, as is still done today at Braga. In some places it was entitled “Recollection of the Feasts and Joys of the Blessed Virgin Mary.”
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