Christian Symbol References

Ever wonder why there were so many different variations of the cross or what various images represent? This section aims to answer those questions by providing a glossary to the many different symbols used in Christian art and architecture. To simplify things, you can search the listed symbols two ways: either by a simple alphabetical index or by common features.

Alphabetical List

Animals

Crosses

Halos

Letters and Words

Objects

Plants and Fruits

Shapes