Greek Cross (Cross Imissa, Cross of Earth)

The Greek cross is a very early form of the Christian cross. Often found in conjunction with the ankh, the Greek cross predates the latin cross and was not intended to represent the cross of the crucifixion, but instead, the four directions of the earth, representing the spread of the gospel, and the four platonic elements. The Greek cross was a popular floor plan for eastern churches at one time.…

Cross religious symbol Britannica

Cross, the principal symbol of the Christian religion, recalling the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the redeeming benefits of his Passion and death. The cross is thus a sign both of Christ himself and of the faith of Christians. In ceremonial usage, making a sign of the cross may be, according to the context,...…

Chi Rho - Wikipedia

The Chi Rho (/ˈkaɪ ˈroʊ/; also known as chrismon or sigla) is one of the earliest forms of christogram, formed by superimposing the first two (capital) letters—chi and rho (χρ)—of the Greek word χριστοσ (Christos) in such a way that the vertical stroke of the rho intersects the center of the chi.…