Sunday, December 14, 2008

Tombstone Tales: Gravestone Motifs Part 6


Cross - there are many different types of crosses. It is an Emblem of faith.

The crucifix, a Christian symbol, is a Latin cross with an image of Christ nailed to it and depicts the sacrifice Jesus made for human salvation

The shepherd's cross has a crooked apex and represents both the Christian faith and Jesus' role in guiding people through life and saving lost souls.

Also see Graven Images: Gravestone Motifs & Their Meanings

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