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Here are some patterns for Christian Symbols I created for our Chrismon project. I am not sure about the meanings because references vary so much so don't quote me on these.
Go to Here's what we did page... for detailed instuctions on how to download these and use them to create your own templates and patterns for this or other Christian themed craft projects.  
Feel free to use these patterns for your project but you do not have permission to publish them on another another website or other media.

Cross

The Cross

 Symbolizes  the crucifiction of Christ

Chalice

Chalice

The cup symbolizing the sacrament of Eucharist or Communion; it also represents forgiveness and reconciliation with God.

Crown

Crown

A King's Crown is the symbol of royal power and authority. It symbolizes Jesus as King of the Jews, in fulfillment of prophetic expectation, as well as the exalted Christ as King of Kings.

Angel

Angel

 

Alpha Omega

Alpha and Omega

The Greek letters alpha (first) and omega (last) from Rev 1:8 and 22:13, symbolizing Jesus as the Christ who has come and will come again; it also symbolizes the continuity of God's presence in human history.

descending dove

Descending Dove

The dove is a symbol of the Holy Spirit, recalling the Holy Spirit's descent on Jesus as a dove at his Baptism. The nimbus, three-pointed rays around its head, is a symbol of the Trinity.

Anchor Cross

Anchor

 

Chi Rho

Chi Rho

Two Greek letters which are the first letters in the Greek word for Christ.

Peace Dove

Peace Dove

A dove carrying an olive leaf is a symbol of peace.

Triumphant Cross

Triumpant Church Cross

--The world (as seen by the latitude and longitude lines) with the cross on top, reminds us that Christ is triumphant over the challenges presented by living in the world.

Jerusalem Cross

Jerusalem Cross

The crusader's cross.Worn by the crusaders going to Jerusalem, it symbolizes the Four Gospels or the spread of the Gospel to the four corners of the Earth. The five crosses can also represent the five wounds of Jesus.

Round Cross

Round Cross

 

HIS

HIS--Iota, Eta, Sigma

The three Greek letters are the first three in the Greek word for Jesus. We are reminded that Jesus died on the cross for us.

Triquetra

Trinity

A form of the triquetra, a symbol of the Trinity from Great Britain. The three points represent Father, Son, and Holy Spirit while the continuous interwoven line represents unity.

Babe

Babe

A symbol of the baby Jesus.

Lamb

Lamb of God

Judaism believed the lamb was an offering. Christians think of Jesus as the lamb of god who was sacrificed to forgive our sins

Butterfly

Butterfly

The butterfly symbolizes the transformation

Celtic Cross

Celtic Cross

 

Trefoil

Trefoil

Three circles interposed symbolize the unity of the Trinity, yet the separate Persons thereof.

5 Pointed Star

5 Pointed Star

Medievel Christians believed the 5 points represented the five wounds of Christ and was believe to protect against evil.

Natal Star Cross

Natal Star Cross

A natal cross, with a four-pointed Bethlehem Star representing the sign in the night sky announcing Jesus' birth combined with a cross, symbolizing the salvation which the birth of this child brings.

Light

Light

Represents the Light of Christ and the belief that Christ is the light of the world.

Earth

Earth

A symbol that reminds us we are all of this one world.

Shell and Drops

Clam

The seashell or scallop is a symbol for Christian baptism or the baptism of Jesus. It is also a symbol for pilgrimage and the spread of the Gospel to the world.

Ixthus

Fish or IXTHUS

The Greek word for fish. This is an acrostic for the Greek words meaning Jesus Christ, God's Son, Savior

Lamp

Lamp

Represents Jesus as the light of the path for Christian through the world.

PAX

PAX

Peace in Latin representing  hope for peace in this world

Heart

Heart

Symbol of Love

Star of David

Star of David

The Star of David or the Creator's Star. The six points represent six aspects of God: love, mercy, wisdom, majesty, power, and justice. In this form, the two triangles represent the Trinity.

Furca

The Furca

or Upsilon Cross. From the Greek letter Y is also called The Thieves' Cross from the two robbers who were crucified on each side of Jesus. From ancient times, the furca symbolized the choice between good and evil

Armenian Star

8 pointed Armenian Star

The eight pointed Armenian Star, the points symbolizing Christ; in the west, it is called the Bethlehem Star, symbolizing the world Jesus came to save; eight is the symbol of regeneration, often associated with baptism or resurrection.

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