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10 Different kinds of crosses (and their meanings)

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Not all crosses are the same ... nor are their meanings.

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Although the cross is a symbol that can be found in many different cultures, traditions, and religions, there is no doubt it is the central symbol of Christianity. But not all crosses are the same. In fact, the universal symbol of Christianity has plenty of variants, which depend on historical facts, traditions, cultural differences, or the identity traces of a given Christian community.

Here, we want to present you with some of the best-known cross designs in Christianity.

 

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