Early Christians used a wide variety of symbols to express their faith. At times, these symbols provided a sort of secret language among believers. When a Christian met a stranger, he could draw one-half of the ichthys or “Jesus fish” and wait to see if the stranger would complete the drawing. Christian symbols include the Chi-Rho, Alpha and Omega, anchor, fish, cross, dove, six-point star, pelican and others.
The six-pointed star is one of the oldest Christian Symbols for God. For Christians, it’s called the creator’s star. It represents the fact that all the persons of the trinity were present at creation. The hexagram symbol is composed of two overlaid equilateral triangles that form a six-pointed star. In the Jewish faith, the six-pointed star is called the Star of David and it is the most recognizable symbol of Judaism. However, the origins of the Star of David are not in Judaism. This symbol is recognized as far back as ancient Egypt.
*Mary Helen Marigza is a lifelong United Methodist, a past missionary with the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society, and a current member of Belmont United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tennessee. Marigza created a set of Christian Symbols out of recycled church window glass to tell people about the meaning behind common religious symbols.
This video was produced by United Methodist Communications in Nashville, TN.
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This video was first posted on March 8, 2021.