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Symbols

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Symbols

Symbols

    Here are the most easily recognized and common symbols of Christianity.

    1. 十字架

    The Latin cross, referred to as the Christian cross, is the most familiar and widely recognized symbol of Christianity today. It was most likely the shape of the structure upon which Jesus Christ was crucified.

    2.

    The Ichthys or fish symbol was used by early Christians to identify themselves as followers of Jesus Christ and to express their affinity to

    Christianity. Followers of Christianity identify with the fish as a symbol because fish frequently appeared in the ministry of Christ. They were a staple in the biblical times diet and fish were often mentioned in the Gospels.

    3.鸽子

    The dove represents the Holy Spirit or the Holy Ghost in Christianity.

    The Holy Spirit descended upon Jesus like a dove when he was baptized

    in the Jordan River. The dove is also a symbol of peace. In Genesis 8 after the flood, a dove returned to Noah with an olive branch in its beak,

    revealing the end of God's judgment and the beginning of a new covenant with man.

    4.荆棘皇冠

    One of the most vivid symbols of Christianity is the crown of thorns, which Jesus wore before his crucifixionIn the Bible thorns often

    that Jesus represent sin, and therefore, the crown of thorns is fitting

    would bear the sins of the world. But a crown is also fitting because it represents the suffering King of ChristianityJesus Christ, the King of

    Kings and Lord of Lords.

    5.圣父、圣子、圣灵合成一神

    6.世界之光

    With so many references to God being "light" in Scripture, representations of light such as candles, flames and lamps have become common symbols of Christianity. Light represents the presence of God.

    Light also represents the direction and guidance of God. 7.星星

    The Star of David is a six-pointed star formed by two interlocking triangles, one pointing up, one pointing down. It is named after King

    David and appears on the flag of Israel. The five-pointed star is also a

    symbol of Christianity associated with the birth of the Savior, Jesus

    Christ. In Matthew 2 the Magi (or wise men) followed a star toward

    Jerusalem in search of the new born King. From there the star led them to Bethlehem, to the very location where Jesus was born. When they found

    the child with his mother, they bowed and worshiped him, presenting him with gifts.In the book of Revelation, Jesus is called the Morning Star.

8!圣经

    The Holy Bible is the Word of God. It is the Christian's handbook for life. God's message to mankindhis love letteris contained in the pages of

    the Bible. The Bible is comprised of 66 books, 39 in the Old Testament

    and 27 in the New Testament. The Bible was written throughout a period

    of 1600 years, with more than 40 authors. It's interesting to note, not only is the Bible the best-selling book of all time, it is the best-selling book of the year, every year.

    圣诞节Although nominally a Christian holiday, Christmas is also celebrated by an increasing number of non-Christians worldwide. The holiday has become a significant event and a key sales period for retailers and businesses. The economic impact of Christmas is a factor that has grown steadily over the past few centuries in many regions of the world. 感恩节,Thanksgiving Day is a holiday celebrated primarily in the

    United States and Canada. Traditionally, it has been a time to give thanks to God. Currently, in Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second

    Monday of October and in the United States, it is celebrated on the fourth

    Thursday of November.

    复活节Celebrates the resurrection?复活? of Jesus

    Easter marks the end of Lent, a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance. 大斋节?亦称齐斋节,自圣灰星期三开始至复活节前的40天,在此期间进行斋戒和忏悔?

    The last week of the Lent is called Holy Week, and it contains Good

    Friday, commemorating the crucifixion [kru:si'fikʃən] 耶稣受难and

    death of Jesus. Easter is followed by a fifty-day period called Eastertide

    or the Easter Season?复活节季?, ending with Pentecost Sunday.

    Pentecost ['pentikɔst; -kɔ:st]?基督教的?圣灵降临节(?犹太人的?

    五旬节It is celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon

     (每年春分月圆之后的第一个星期日)

    Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion. His

    resurrection is celebrated on Easter Day or Easter Sunday

    Easter customs vary across the Christian world, but decorating Easter

    eggs is a common motif. In the Western world, customs such as egg

    hunting and the Easter Bunny extend from the domain of church, and

    often have a secular character. 情人节,an annual commemoration held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between intimate

    companions. The day is named after one or more early Christian martyrs

    named Saint Valentine, and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 496

    AD. It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each

    other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines").

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