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  Cross - MSN Encarta
In the Latin cross, the short horizontal member is near the top of the longer vertical member; in the Greek cross, the members are of equal length and intersect in the center.
The tau cross, for example, was a symbol of life to the ancient Egyptians; when combined with the circle (as in the crux ansata), it stood for eternity (see Egyptian Art and Architecture).
The cross, as first used in Christian art, generally did not show the body of Jesus, not only because the early church still followed the Jewish prohibition of images as idolatrous, but also because the empty cross symbolized Jesus' resurrection rather than his death.
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  Cross - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The cross doesn't have to be at this particular angle to qualify as a saltire; the symbol X can also be considered a St. Andrew's Cross.
A simple heraldic cross (the default if there are no additional specifying words) has arms of roughly equal length, artistically proportioned to the particular shape of the shield, which extend to the edges of the shield.
The Crux, or Southern Cross, is a cross-shaped a constellation in the Southern Hemisphere.
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 Christian cross - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Cross was the first of the Instruments of the Passion that came to be venerated in the form of relics.
Connected with the cross is the medieval legend of the Tree of Jesse, from the wood of which the cross was said to have been fashioned.
Denotes a glorification of the cross, this form was inspired by the cult of the cross that arose after Saint Helena's discovery of the true cross in Jerusalem in 327.
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 The Cross: Latin: Christian Resource Centre (Bermuda)!
To the alchemists, the cross was a symbol of the four elements: air, earth, fire, water.
The Latin cross is not inappropriate for a church that composed itself entirely of men, for in several early societies the Latin cross was a primary phallic symbol.
Phallic-masculine meanings of the cross are broadly hinted at in the fifth-century Gospel of Nicodemus, which says Jesus descended into hell and redeemed Adam, together with Old Testament patriarchs, prophets, and fore- fathers, by making the sign of the cross on their foreheads.
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 Symbols.com - Symbol 3:1
Crosses with arms of equal length were used frequently since time immemorial in pre-Columbian America, the Euphrates-Tigris region, and other parts of the world.
In Babylon, the equal arms cross was considered one of the attributes of Anu, god of the heavens.
However, variations of crosses of the Latin type are fairly common elsewhere in Europe during, or even before the Bronze Age period, as witnessed by for instance such rock carved signs as
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 Symbols in Christian Art & Architecture: Crosses
This heraldic cross calls to mind the battlements of a fortress or castle, and thus may be used as a symbol of the "church militant" (the church at war, as opposed to the church triumphant — those who have gone to be with the Lord).
The cross was the emblem of the Knights of St.
It is often used as the cross of prophecy, or Old Testament cross, because it is the traditional sign that Israelites made with lamb's blood on their doorposts in Egypt on the night of Passover.
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 Cross Conflicts
In particular both crosses and crosses formy are occasionally found overlying quartered arms, and crosses formy having flat ends merge into the edge of the shield.
In all cases with an argent field and a sable cross are crosses plain, flory, of four fusils, humetty pointed, patonce, patty, and sarcelly.
[56] [A tau cross double-crossed, potent at the foot] "[Conflict with] a double-cross (Doppelkreuz)...(it is a Latin cross double-crossed).
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 Cross Conflict Table   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
- Cross of Jerusalem [Maridonna Benvenuti, 06/01, R-Meridies]
A cross patonce and a cross of Santiago are both considered artistic variants of a cross flory; therefore, there is no CD for a cross patonce versus a cross of Santiago.
A cross of Coldharbour is an SCA invention considered to be identical to a Celtic cross throughout.
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 Crucifix, Cross
Often symbolic of the four astrological elements of earth, water, fire, and air, a cross was also perceived as the cosmic axis from which radiated the spatial dimensions of height, length, width, and breadth, as well as the directions of north, east, south, and west.
Three kinds of Cross were in use: the so-called St. Andrew's Cross (x, the Crux decussata), the Cross in the form of a T (Crux Commissa), and the ordinary Latin Cross (+, Crux immissa).
Cross, in the New Testament was the instrument of crucifixion, and hence used for the crucifixion of Christ itself (Eph.
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 straight answers
This type of Cross," is believed to be the one upon which the Romans crucified our Lord' nailing His outstretched hands to the ends of the horizontal beam and his feet to the lower portion of the vertical beam.
The smaller upper beam represents Pontius Pilate's inscription written in Latin, Greek and Hebrew, Jesus the Nazorean, the King of the Jews (John l9:19).
Another explanation for the slanted beam is that the cross is a combination of the Latin cross with the cross of St. Andrew.
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 Latin@Everything2.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Latin or Latin American dances are a group of dances originating in the Latin American cultures but now danced worldwide.
The rise of Rome led to the spread of Latin as the official and literary language of the Roman Empire, first throughout Italy and then throughout most of western and southern Europe and the central and western Mediterranean coastal regions of Africa.
Latin Union, an association of states, originally comprising France, Belgium, Switzerland, and Italy, which, in 1865, entered into a monetary agreement, providing for an identity in the weight and fineness of the gold and silver coins of those countries, and for the amounts of each kind of coinage by each.
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 Crosses - Zion Lutheran Church
Anchored crosses are occasionally a feature in coats of arms, in which context they are referred to by the heraldic terms "anchry" or "ancre." The picture here is a heraldic example.
This cross appeared on the coat-of-arms of Godfrey of Bouillon, the first ruler of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem; and was embodied in the heraldry of the Crusaders.
The cross was the emblem of the Knights of St. John, who were driven from Rhodes to the island of Malta by the Turks.
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 Cross Lorraine
Latin Cross "crux immissa" Common to Catholic and Protestant Christianity as a symbol of Jesus Christ, although found on coins, monuments and medels long before the Christian era.
Cross Lorraine The Lorraine Cross consists of one vertical and two evenly spaced horizontal bars, the lower longer than the upper; generally the lower bar is as close to the bottom of the vertical as the upper bar is to the top.
Cross Lorraine The Cross Lorraine denotes the rank of cardinal in the Roman Catholic church.
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 Define Latin cross : powered by In Dictionary (InDicitonary.com)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Of, pertaining to, or composed in, the language used by the Romans or Latins; as, a Latin grammar; a Latin composition or idiom.
Latin races, a designation sometimes loosely given to certain nations, esp. the French, Spanish, and Italians, who speak languages principally derived from Latin.
Latin Union, an association of states, originally comprising France, Belgium, Switzerland, and Italy, which, in 1865, entered into a monetary agreement, providing for an identity in the weight and fineness of the gold and silver coins of those countries, and for the amounts of each kind of coinage by each.
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 Cross Tattoos & Tattoo Design Guide, Tribal, Celtic, Religious, Christian, Jesus, Gothic, Italian & Irish Cross Tattoo ...
This cross is a symbol that testifies to the universal triumph of the Gospel throughout the world.
This was the founder of the modern cross, and was as popular in the ancient history of Christianity as the Latin cross is today.
Also known as the Cross of Iona, this design was popular among early Christians in Brittania, and spread to the rest of Europe widely in the 6th century A.D. In it’s simplest form, the Celtic cross is like a Latin cross with a small circle surrounding the arms’ intersection.
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 St. Anthony's Cross
During baptism ceremonies, this cross was marked on the foreheads by the pagan priest.
Although as an ancient symbol the Tau cross was sometimes used in pagan culture and religion, in the history of the Christian church it came to represent a variety of Biblical truths centered on Christ.
One of the connections between this cross and the Old Testament is the incident of the snakes in the desert, found in the Old Testament book of Numbers (21:4-9).
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The standard Latin Cross, which is a vertical bar crossed two-thirds of the way to the top by a single horizontal beam is, in its most basic form, representative of the cross used in the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth (see Appendix A2).
The Cross of St. Constantine, which resides within the monastery of Vatopedi on Mt. Athos, is a three-barred cross of the distinctly Orthodox design (OCIC 2-3).
This cross, hidden during the tenth century from Arab invaders and said by legend to be that of the monasterys original founder, predates the adoption of St. Andrew as the patron saint of Russia.
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 American Civil Liberties Union : The Mt. Soledad Latin Cross: Q&A
Thus the Latin cross atop Mt. Soledad is not a “generic” cross for Christianity, but one that is recognized by some, but not all, Christian denominations.
The Mt. Soledad Latin Cross is clearly a symbol of a particular religion, and is venerated by many because of what it represents.
The Latin cross is the most widely recognized symbol of Christianity, and is associated with the passion and death of Jesus Christ.
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 CROSS - Online Information article about CROSS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Constantine that the cross was publicly used as the symbol of the Christian religion.
Before leaving the story of St Helena and the cross, it may be convenient to allude briefly to the superscription placed over the Saviour's head, and the nails, which it is said that she found with the cross.
Andrew's cross, from the tradition that St Andrew was put to death on a cross of that form.
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 A Prairie Hermitage--CrossWay Quilt
The exception to this is the five blocks for the large Latin Cross which requires a half yard each of the light fabric and cross fabric.
It is the Latin Cross, the cross of Jesus' sacrifice, resting atop three steps which allegorically represent the virtues Faith, Hope, and Love.
As an ancient symbol, the Latin Cross not only represents Christianity as the structure upon which Jesus was crucified approximately 2000 years ago, but also it symbolized of the Staff of Apollo, the Greek sun god.
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 American Civil Liberties Union : The Mt. Soledad Latin Cross
Erecting a Latin cross on the lawn of a Catholic or Lutheran Church is constitutional.
While the Latin cross has been the dominant form of the cross in Europe for hundreds of years (as well as in the former colonies of European powers), it is not a universal symbol of Christianity, even in the West.
Between 1952 and 1954, a 43-foot high Latin cross made of steel-reinforced concrete (in an early-1950s "modern" style) was erected on the summit of Mt. Soledad, giving the cross easy visibility for several miles throughout the area known as La Jolla, including the Interstate highway that passes nearby.
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 Latin Fire: TMCmusic are pioneering the marketing of Latin gospel music.
We believe the anointing that is over Latin America which has and continues to cause such revival, growth and witness in so many countries, God wants for his people here in the UK and the rest of Europe also.
Music is in the Latin American blood and the Hispanic church naturally uses music in big concerts in stadiums or on the streets to reach out and touch people's lives with the Gospel.
Rosemary: Yes, the Stadium of Latin America and the USA are insufficient to hold the crowds who want to enter into a time of worship with Marcos Witt to come into the anointed presence of God Himself.
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 Flag symbols: the cross as ornament
The cross drawn on the flag can be represented with branches of equal lengths (Greek cross) or unequal lengths (Latin cross).
The golden cross with equal and splayed branches finds mischievously its place, among others, on the shields of the warriors fighting alongside the England conqueror, the Duke William of Normandy, as shown by the opposite detail of Bayeux's tapestry.
The cross with equal branches is often associated with the “compass rose”, representative of the four cardinal directions.
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 The Symbols of Christianity: The Cross
The empty cross, favored by Protestants, reminds Christians of the resurrection, while the crucifix, with the body of Jesus on it is favored by Catholic and Orthodox Christians and calls to mind the sacrifice of Christ.
An inverted cross is the cross of St. Peter, who, according to tradition, was crucified upside down because he felt unworthy to die the same way as Christ.
As Catholics believe the pope to be a successor of St. Peter, the inverted cross is frequently used in connection with the papacy, such as on the papal throne and in papal tombs.
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 Latin Cross
Such was the power of the cross symbol, that many Christians admitted to their faith, rather than walk on a cross.
The Latin Cross is carried by more people than any other religious talisman and is considered by many to be sacred.
The Roman cross, such as Jesus was crucified on, was in instrument of capital punishment reserved for the lowest of criminals.
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The Latin Cross is made out of six unit squares, and it folds into a Cube.
Reconstruct the 3D coordinates of the vertices of the shapes that result from the 85 distinct foldings of the Latin Cross.
We confirmed that 23 distinct shapes result from the 85 distinct foldings of the Latin Cross, because mirror images and identical polyhedra constructed from distinct foldings exist.
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 College of the Holy Cross |Latin American and Latino Studies
The aim of this program is to introduce students to the reality of Latin America's multiplicity of peoples and cultures as they are situated in a historical and international context, and in their new and centuries-old immigrant and migrant diasporas or pre-anglo enclaves within the United States.
Courses in the history, sociology, culture, and literature of Latin America explore the events and processes that have shaped the region and the lives of its people.
Latin American Studies faculty have conducted research in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America and have published critical studies both in the U.S. and abroad.
www.holycross.edu /departments/CISS/website/LALS/latin.htm   (282 words)

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William Seymour, in The Cross in Tradition, History, and Art notes that crucifixion as a method of death "was used in ancient times as a punishment for flagrant crimes in Egypt, Assyria, Persia, Palestine, Carthage, Greece, and Rome....Tradition ascribes the invention of the punishment of the cross to a woman, THE QUEEN SEMIRAMIS"!
In the case of the Tau cross, this was accomplished by means of a mortise and tenon joint, with or without reinforcement by ropes.
The cross of Christ, the wood of suffering and death, is for Christians a TREE OF LIFE.
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