Designs of Christian Crosses
Everywhere you go, you can see different designs of crosses worn by people, individuals and clergies. Some people wonder about the meanings of the different designs of Christian crosses. What is the difference between these designs? Does each cross design signify something different compared to other designs of Crosses? Latin Cross – is the most common design and widely used cross nowadays characterized by its simple design of short and long vertical lines intersecting. This design is not only seen in jewelries and literature, but it is also preferred by individuals who want to have a cross tattoo on their bodies. Individuals of various nationalities incorporated Latin cross on their lives. • Anchor Cross – This type of cross design is popular and wide used among sailors. It is originated in Egypt and later used by the Christians. It is one of the most widely used cross design nowadays. • Celtic Cross – It is also known as Cross of Iona. It is commonly seen and used by early Christians in Britannia. It is characterized by the Latin cross as base and a small circle around the intersection of arms. It is also widely used in tattoo designs. • Greek cross – It is used by the Eastern Orthodox Church and the early Christian church. It is characterized by a equal length of arms. Moreover, the thicker version of this cross is used as the American Red Cross symbol. • High Cross – It is used by the Celtics in churches and graveyards. It is commonly seen in the United States, Ireland and Great Britain. • Jerusalem Cross – Commonly known as Crusaders Cross. It is considered as the symbol of Jerusalem’s Crusader Kingdom and characterized by the two equal arms length with four small Greek style cross on its four corners signifying the direction where the Gospel of Jesus Christ was spread. Designs of these crosses are different from each other. Be sure to evaluate and do some research before deciding which cross you like to use.