... continued Sealed with a cross
Sometimes a cross may appear "prettified" with twiddles and twirls. Not mere embellishment, these patterns actually hold a deeper meaning, or even two. The trefoils on a BUDDED cross, for example, represent the Trinity God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit as well as the new buds of resurrection life.
Star-shaped and encircled with a radiance, the dainty NATAL cross reminds us of the star in the East, leading the Wise Men to Jesus. The CROSSLET, a composite cross of four little crosses, backed by a lattice of four even smaller ones, is perhaps the most decorative, but its aim is symbolic the Gospel taken to the four corners of the earth.
© Illustrations by kind permission of Walter E Gast. Look at other Christian crosses on his website http://wegast.home.att.net/symbols/
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