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Double Headed Eagle
Lamb
Peacocks
Ark

Chi Ro Alpha Omega
Jesus Christ
Pelican
Fish
Anchor
Chalice
Alpha Omega

Byzantine Sigil

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Christ the Sacrificial Lamb

This symbol emphasizes the sacrificial role of Christ (John 1:29). The lamb carries the banner of victory over sin and death (1 Cor. 5:7; Rev. 5:13).

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Peacocks

This is an ancient symbol of the Resurrection. When the peacock sheds his feathers, he grows more brilliant ones than those he lost.

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The Ark of Salvation

This is a common symbol of the Church, since, like the Ark of Noah, all can find life in the safety of the Church..

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Christ the Alpha and Omega

This is a monogram of the first two letters X and P of the Greek word for Christ. The A (alpha) and the Ω (omega) are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, signifying that Jesus Christ is the beginning and end of all things (Rev.
22:13).

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Christ the Savior

All of the Symbols of the Balcony refer back to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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Christ the Pelican

The pelican was thought to be particularly attentive to her young, to the point of providing her own blood by wounding her own breast when no other food was available. As a result, the pelican became a symbol of the Passion of Jesus and of the Eucharist since about the 12th century.

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Fish IHTHYS

This is one of the most ancient symbols for Christ. The letters of the Greek word for fish, also signify the first letters of each word of the phrase Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior.

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The Anchor of Salvation

This symbol combines an anchor with a Cross, symbolizing hope (Heb. 6:19), and was used by the early Christians in the catacombs.

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Christ the Chalice

This represents the cup used at the Last Supper. Thus, this symbol can symbolizes the Holy Eucharist.

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Alpha and Omega


These are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, signifying that Jesus Christ is the beginning and end of all things (Rev.
22:13).

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