A comprehensive guide to the Cross traditional Irish Symbol. All you need to know about this symbol which is commonly associated with the wonderful Emerald Isle. Information and facts on this Irish symbol, read about its meaning and origin.
There are a huge number of symbols that are associated with the Irish people of Ireland, learn about the history and origin of Cross, a truly iconic symbol of Ireland. Read about the symbols history and origins, everything you need to know about the Cross.
Facts about the Cross Symbol
The Cross is the most important and universally well known symbol of Christianity
The difference between a cross and a crucifix is that a crucifix also has a model of Jesus as he died on the cross, a cross is plain
Celtic Crosses are very popular amongst Christians particularly of Celtic or Irish origin. They are more ornate than a plain cross and some feature beautiful Celtic designs and inscriptions instead of a figure of Jesus. Click on the following link to read all about Celtic Crosses
The Red Cross are one of a number of organisations who use a cross as their emblem due to its universally recognisable form.
The St Brigid's Cross is traditionally made in Ireland to celebrate her feast day on the 1st February. Saint Brigit is one of the patron saints of Ireland and the cross is said to protect the house from evil and fire
The Equal-Armed Cross is a symbol that pre-dates Christianity and represents peace. This symbol is commonly used for pharmacies, doctors, hospitals and medical centres all over the world
The P-X monogram was used by the early Christian church before the cross was adopted as the universal symbol it is today