The history of the cross and its many meanings over the centuries

The history of the cross and its many meanings over the centuries

The feast has its roots in late antiquity, a time when the cross became an important part of Christian art and worship. The cross, once a shameful form of execution for criminals, has became a predominant symbol of Christ and Christianity. However, the cross at times has also taken on darker meanings as a symbol of persecution, violence and even racism.

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