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The anchor
The shape of the anchor as a Christian symbol was like that of the first marine anchors, with two crossed arms and a ring at the top for a rope. Precisely because of this characteristic, it soon became an alternative way of representing the Christian cross, especially in those days when it was dangerous to reveal one’s religious affiliation. Later, it reappeared with a different meaning, and became a symbol of one of the three theological virtues: namely, Christian hope. According to St. Paul, Christ is the anchor in whom we should trust.

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