At the very heart of Christianity is a cross symbol. A cross has been a representation of the instrument of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. It is the best known religious symbol of Christianity. There have been hundreds of crosses each representing a symbol behind it.
Additionally, these crosses have received a higher degree of modern essence to fit in every style era. Today, crosses are a symbol of faith with a twist of contemporary touch.
While this article will explain the history of various crosses, it will also introduce you to the artistic and stylistic elements of the present day crosses.
Also known as the Apostles Cross, Cathedral Cross or Trefoil Cross, it is a Latin cross with three pronged buds on each end cap. The end caps must contain three prongs as they represent the trinity of god. There could be numerous designer options for a budded cross.
It has originated from Eastern Europe and Greece. There are quite a few styles of orthodox cross but the basic one contains a trefoil bud on the end caps of the cross. Another version of orthodox cross has lines and letters IC XC on them. IC XC represents the name of Jesus Christ in Greek.
They are referred to as the traditional Western crosses, Chapel cross or Church cross. By design, these crosses are simple with vertical bar longer than the horizontal bar. The Western Crosses are often non denominational and very popular and it is with these crosses that artisans have added various decorative designs for a contemporary touch.
The Celts, who were originally pagans, were reluctant to give up their traditional signs and symbols when they were converted to Christianity. To resolve the issue, they created the Christian Crosses in Celtic form which has been widely adopted by Christianity.
Today, you could find various cross pendants, bracelets and other type of jewelry with a fusion of traditional symbolism and modern looks. So this Christmas shop for a piece of cross jewelry to enjoy the festival with religiously stylish look.
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