Sunday, June 26, 2016


We just learned about the christian symbol of the crucifix.

Another symbol is the ichthys, pronounced ick-thes.

The word ichthys is Greek for fish, and was used as an acronym to mean Jesus.

Iota (i) is the first letter of Iēsous (Ἰησοῦς), Greek for "Jesus".
Chi (ch) is the first letter of Christos (Χριστός), Greek for "anointed."
Theta (th) is the first letter of Theou (Θεοῦ), Greek for "God's", the genitive case of Θεóς, Theos," Greek for "God."
Upsilon (y) is the first letter of (h)yios[5] (Υἱός), Greek for "Son".
Sigma (s) is the first letter of sōtēr (Σωτήρ), Greek for "Savior."

Long ago there were some people that really did not like Christians, and so they had to find ways to hide who they were, and to send messages to each other.
So they would draw a picture of the fish as a secret way to mean Jesus.

(from: wikipedia - ichthys)

(from: wikipedia - ichthys)

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