Is the cross a symbol about death or life? defeat or triumph? humiliation or glory? Or all those things?
As I searched for answers, I became drawn to how Christians depicted crosses a thousand years ago and more, and that search became this fifteen minute video on the ancient symbols of Christianity.
From the eight-hundred-year old Batllo Majsty, now residing in in the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, to the gorgeous Basilica di Sant’Apollinare, Ravenna, Italy, the fifth century, Mausoleum of empress Galla Placida, to Celtic crosses in Ireland, ringed crosses in Israel, and the secret symbols of the anchor, fish, and loaves in the first-century church, this short talk follows believers’ portrayals of the glory of our risen Lord, Jesu Christ.