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The Byzantine Cross : Byzantine Cross Facts

Byzantine Cross Information-The Byzantine Cross : Byzantine cross facts The Byzantine Cross : Byzantine cross facts ; byzantinecross@gmail.com . Byzantine cross. Three Bar Cross. St. Andrew's Cross. Greek cross. Eastern Cross. What do these names mean? What is the difference? With so many names for the Eastern crosses -- many of them similar in style -- it is easy to get confused about these different crosses. Here is a guide to help you understand the crosses found in the Eastern Christian (both Catholic and Orthodox) tradition:Patriarchal Cross The Byzantine Cross : Byzantine cross facts This cross is defined by Webster's Dictionary as "a cross, the shaft of which is intersected by two transverse beams, the upper one being the smaller." In this form, the cross is the same shape as a Latin cross, except rather than an attached scroll, the extra beam at the top would be the plaque where the inscription "INRI" which stands for "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews" was placed. The word is sometimes used synonymously with 'Byzantine Cross' or 'Three Bar Cross,' though these terms are not completely accurate; a true patriarchal cross does not have a third cross bar. The Patriarchal Cross was also used as a political symbol in the 9th century in the Byzantine Empire, likely leading to the confusion between it and the three bar cross. The Byzantine Cross : Byzantine cross facts Three Bar Cross The Byzantine Cross : Byzantine cross facts This term describes a cross, similar to the Patriarchal Cross but with, as the name suggests, a third bar. It is also sometimes called a 'Tri-Bar Cross' or simply 'Byzantine Cross' or 'Eastern Cross.' The term may accurately describe other Eastern crosses that have other distinguishing features but still use the three bar design. Typically the third bar is lower, where the feet of the crucified would be. Crucifixion had been used as a form of execution prior to the incarnation and continued for some time

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