Orthodox Symbolism

The Cross

The world of Christian symbols is a hierarchy of signs that have their origin in divine forms of which they are images, according to St. John of Damascus [Three Apologies Against the Iconoclasts]. The sacred central point of this world is the sign of the Holy Cross, symbol of the New Testament, symbol of victory [...]

The Other Symbols

Monograms Alpha And Omega: These are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, signifying that Jesus Christ is the beginning and end of all things (Rev. 22:13). Chi Rho: This is a monogram of the first two letters X and P of the Greek word for Christ. Chi Rho with Alpha and Omega: [...]