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12 Different kinds of crosses (and their meanings)

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Not all crosses are the same and neither are their meanings.

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Although the cross is a symbol that can be found in many different cultures 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 variations based on historical facts, cultural differences, and the unique expressions of faith of Christian communities.

Here are some of the best-known cross designs in Christianity:

 

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