And while they were at supper, Jesus took bread and blessed
and broke and gave it to His disciples and said, "Take you and
eat, this is my Body." And taking the chalice He gave thanks
and gave it to them saying, "Drink you all of this. For this is
my Blood of the New Testament which shall be shed for
many unto remission of sins." (Matthew 26:26-28)
The number of faithlessness and betrayal, the
number of the twelve apostles plus Judas.
Last Supper, in the New Testament New, meal taken by Jesus and his disciples on the eve of the
passion. Jesus broke bread and passed a cup of wine among the disciples, identifying himself with the
bread and the wine and linking the meal to his impending death on the cross. The meal was an
anticipation both of Jesus' death and of the eschatological banquet referred to in several Old
Testament passages and by Jesus himself. Christians see the Last Supper as the original of the
Eucharist. The Synoptic Gospels depict the meal as a Passover meal; the Gospel of St. John does not.
The Last Supper has been a favorite subject of painting.
The Cross represents the mode of Our LORD 'S Death. Though long
antedating Christianity it was early adopted as its greatest Sacred Symbol.
Of the many forms of the Cross, the Latin, the Celtic, the Greek and the
Maltese are those most generally seen. The shape of the "True Cross" was
probably the Latin (or perhaps the "T") Cross, having the lower arm
longer than the others.
The Crucifix is the Cross with the Carved
Figure of CHRIST added to it.
Jesus being nailed onto the cross
One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach
with the LORD. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene
he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand: one belonging to him and the
other to the LORD.
When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the
footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life
there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at
the very lowest and saddest times in his life.
This really bothered him and he questioned the LORD about it: "LORD,
you said that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there
is only one set of footprints. I don't understand why when I needed you
most you would leave me."
The LORD replied: "My precious, precious child, I love you and I would
never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see
only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you."
- By Margaret Fishback Powers
Ι Χ Θ Υ Σ
Iota Chi Theta Upsilon Sigma
Iesous Christos Theou Yios (Huois) Soter
Jesus Christ Of God Son Saviour
It is somewhat similar to the use in our days of bumper-sticker and business-
card practice to be recognised by strangers, although we are not yet under
The Fish represents Our LORD and also the
Eucharist. The Greek word "Ixthus"* which means
"Fish," is spelled from the first letters of Greek
words meaning, "Jesus CHRIST, Son of GOD
SAVIOR." This sign was used as a secret symbol by
the early Christians in the days of persecution.
The triquetra (often, triqueta) is a tripartate
symbol composed of three interlocked vesica
pisces, marking the intersection of three circles.
It is most commonly a symbol of the Holy
Trinity (Father, son, Holy spirit) used by the
In this picture it shows the father holding
His son and the dove is the holy spirit.
(father , Son and holy spirit
The dove (holy spirit)
The dove is a symbol of the Holy Spirit, the
third person of the Trinity, because of Matt.
3:16 "And when Jesus had been baptized, just
as he came up from the water, suddenly the
heavens were opened to him and he saw the
Spirit of God descending like a dove and
alighting on him.
Alpha and Omega, the first and last letters of the Greek
Alphabet, signify the Eternity of GOD, Who, without
beginning or end, cannot be conceived of except under