Faith, Church symbols

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Faith, Church symbols
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  1. The Christian church-- a united community where all work in harmony to spread the message of the good news
    Beehive
  2. Symbol of docility; humbleness, and suffering-- Jesus rode a donkey into Jerusalem
    Donkey
  3. Resurrection eternal life, metamorphosis-- new life breaking fourth
    Butterfly
  4. Holy spirit, peace (Noah's Ark), purity, and the human soul
    Dove
  5. Soaring spirit (legend of rejuvenation), resurrection; and is the symbol of St. John the Gospel writer.
    Eagle
  6. Symbol of St. Luke the Gospel writer
    Winged Ox
  7. Oldest Christian symbol for Christ; used by the persecuted early Christians to identify themselves as believers-- secret symbol of the REdeemer.
    fish (ICHTHYS)
  8. Most common symbol in Christian art; sacred sacrificial animal
    Lamb
  9. Early Christian symbol used to designate followers of the Good Shepard- Jesus Christ.
    Sheep
  10. Strength, courage; always on guard. Older Churches and castles may have them at the entryways
    Lion
  11. Penance and the changing, non-permanance of earthly life. On Ash Wednesday, the beginning of LEnt, ashes are smeared on the forehead as a reminder of who we are called to be
    Ashes
  12. Passion for God and martyrdom. Presence of the Holy Spirit during Pentecost.
    Fire
  13. Power, sun, Heaven. Many religious objects are of this color because of its prized qualities and its likeness to the color of the sun
    Gold
  14. No beginning or ending for God
    Alpha and Omega
  15. First three letters of the Greek for Jesus
    IHS
  16. Latin abbreviation for "Jesus of Nazareth, the king of the Jews."
    INRI
  17. First two letters of the Greek word (monogram) for Christ
    XP
  18. Calls the faithful to worship; reminder to pause from our daily routines and be grateful
    Bells
  19. Fumes of burning incense symbolize the ascent of prayer to God
    Incense
  20. Victory, triumph and a way to honor royalty
    Palms
  21. the "Holy Table" for the celebration of the Eucharist. A place of offering
    Altar
  22. Before consecration the gifts symbolic our hearts, our very selves (all our individual and shared life experiences). This is the gift we bring to God. This is what the God of Jesus changes into the presence of Christ for us as the ultimate gift in return.
    Gifts of Bread and Wine
  23. Symbolies the light brought into the world by Christ
    Candles
  24. Ornate staff that resembles a shepherd's crook, which is held by bishops to symbolize their role as shepherds of Christ's flock
    Crozier
  25. Literally means "a temporary dwelling". Usually a small receptacle which holds the consecrated bread.
    Tabernacle
  26. Universal Christian symbol for Christ and Christianity; represents Christ's suffering and death = our freedom from death and destruction
    Cross
  27. Advent; Christmas; Ordinary Time; Lent; Triduum; and Easter (all time is sacred/holy in our lives)
    Church year (calender
  28. church year calendar color for symbolizes joy and triumph
    white
  29. church year calendar color for symbolizes hope, life and growth
    Green
  30. church year calendar color for symbolizes a time of expectation as well as penance
    violet/purple
  31. church year calendar color for symbolizes sacrificial love for God
    Red
  32. constant reminder of baptism (belonging to Christ) symbolizes new life and rebirth
    Holy water
  33. Spiritual strength, healing, and mission
    Holy Oils
  34. Objects (sacramental) used to help foster and develop a closer relationship with Christ.
    Statues, prayer books, icons, etc

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