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Baptismal Cross Symbol

The baptismal cross has eight points. It is formed by combining the Greek cross with the Greek letter chi (X), the first letter of "Christ" in Greek.

In Christianity, the number eight symbolizes regeneration, so this cross is associated with baptism. It is not a very commonly-used symbol, however.


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  • Harding, Paul (ed.). “Baptismal Crosses.” Seiyaku. Web. Accessed 2 Feb. 2017.