Sunday, September 7, 2014

Early symbols of Christianity

Anchor, Fish, KhiRho
Catacombs of St. Sebastian, Rome

Well known early Christian symbols are

IKHTHYS letters in the Greek word for fish stand for Iesous Khristos Theo Hyios Soter - Jesus Christ Son of God Savior
ANCHOR of faith
ALPHA OMEGA Revelations 22:13
IX letters I Iesous and X Khristos superimposed. Palestinian ossuaries.
IH Greek letters from the name IEsous. Epistle of Barnabas. Clement of Alexandria.
KHI-RHO first two letters of the word Khristos. Constantine the Great (labarum)
Good Shepherd: Parable of the lost sheep
Dove: usually symbol of Holy Ghost. Ireneaus linked numerically to Christ.

Anchor and two fish. Epitaph for Antonia
Catacomb of Domitilla, Rome

No comments:

Post a Comment