Wednesday, November 21, 2012

QOTD:Why do Christians use the Fish symbol?

Ichthus / Fish Christian Symbol 

 The Definition and Meaning of the Ichthus / Fish as a Catholic Christian Symbol Catholic Christian symbolism in art provides a clear graphic illustration which represents people or items of religious significance. 

What is the definition and the meaning of the Ichthus / Fish symbol?
 Ichthus is the Greek word for fish (ΙΧΘΥΣ). The initials of the word Ichthus are also used as a Christian acronym of the following 

Greek words: 
S=Soter (Savior) 

Using the Ichthus acronym IChThUS means "Jesus Christ, God's Son, Savior"

Christians also use to draw one half in the sand and if the person completed it you knew they were a Christian.  It was a way to safely ID a fellow believer.


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