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5 Christian symbols on gravestones and their meaning

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Philip Kosloski - published on 11/05/18

The next time you visit a cemetery, look for these symbols with ancient Christian symbolism.

When visiting a cemetery, especially one that has a rich history behind it, you will likely encounter various symbols etched on each gravestone. Some are obvious or related to the specific person buried there, but others are more general and related to Christian concepts.

To help you decipher these symbols, here are five of the most common and their Christian meaning.


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