SACRED SYMBOLS

(RELIGION)

GENERAL

Symbols can take various forms – shapes, designs, images, figures, words. Any impression that hints at a deeper dimension of life. Consider the circle, a simple shape that often instills a sense of unity, completeness. Another common symbol is the dove, which for many speaks to the notion of peace.

CHRISTIANITY

Christians have many symbols. These include the Cross, Holy water and Oil for anointing.

JUDAISM

The Menorah, a seven branched candelabrum. The Star Of David representing the first king of Israel. The intrically decorated scroll from the Torah is read in the synagogue.