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Assignment 10

  1. 1. Religious Symbols By Christina Garrett
  2. 2. Last Supper 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. 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)
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. <ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This really bothered him and he questioned the LORD about it: &quot;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.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The LORD replied: &quot;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.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- By Margaret Fishback Powers </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. 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 persecution. The Fish represents Our LORD and also the Eucharist. The Greek word &quot;Ixthus&quot;* which means &quot;Fish,&quot; is spelled from the first letters of Greek words meaning, &quot;Jesus CHRIST, Son of GOD SAVIOR.&quot; This sign was used as a secret symbol by the early Christians in the days of persecution. Saviour Son Of God Christ Jesus S oter Y ios (Huois) Th eou Ch ristos I esous Σ Sigma Υ Upsilon Θ Theta Χ Chi Ι Iota
  6. 6. 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 Celtic Christian In this picture it shows the father holding His son and the dove is the holy spirit. (father , Son and holy spirit
  7. 7. The dove (holy spirit) The dove is a symbol of the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, because of Matt. 3:16 &quot;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.
  8. 8. 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 human limitations.