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Pa Through Pz Crosses

Palm Cross
Palm: The "Palm" cross or Blessing Cross. A small hand-held cross of any design that fits in the palm of one's hand. It can also have a handle attached. Palm Leaf: The "Palm Leaf" Cross, Straw Cross and Brighid's Cross, used for Palm Sunday celebrations prior to Easter. This cross is hand-made from palm leaf fronds. The crosses are collected at the conclusion of services and burned. The resulting ashes are saved and used for next year's Ash Wednesday celebration.
Papal Cross
Papal: Papal Cross - also known as the Pope's Cross and the Maronite's Cross has three cross bars which represent the Trinity. They may also represent the Pope's religious authority as Bishop of Rome, Patriarch of the West, and successor of St Peter, Chief of the Apostles. The Papal cross is the official emblem of the Catholic Papal office and is used only by the Pope. The three bars represent the Pope's realms of religious authority: the church, the world and heaven.
Passion Cross
Passion: The Passion Cross with four points - also known as the Nail Cross and the Cross of Suffering,Carpenter's, Pointed, Aiguise, or Urdy Cross. This cross resembles the Latin cross but with shaft and arm ends ending in chiseled points. The Passion Cross is a form of Latin Cross with 4 pointed ends. It is also referred to as the Cross of Suffering as the points represent the nails that Christ suffered at his crucifixion.
Passion Halo Cross
Passion Halo: The Passion Cross with 3 Points and Halo - also known as the Nail Cross and the Cross of Suffering,Carpenter's, Pointed, Aiguise, or Urdy Cross. This cross resembles the Latin cross but with shaft and 2 arm ends ending in chiseled points, and the top a halo. The Passion Cross is a form of Latin Cross with 3 pointed ends and a halo. It is also referred to as the Cross of Suffering as the points represent the nails that Christ suffered at his crucifixion.
Patee Cross
Patee: Pateé Cross - better known as the St. John's Cross. The Pateé Cross is also known also as the Maltese, Regeneration, Fishtail, Campaign and Iron Cross. In many religions the number Eight symbolises regeneration, therefore it is also sometimes called the Regeneration Cross.
Paternoster Cross
Paternoster: The "Paternoster" or Rosary Cross, is constructed out of beads or circles and can be used as a Rosery. Historically the rosary was associated with Mary, Mother of God, and used against heresy.
Patonce Cross
Patonce: Patonce Cross - The Patonce Cross is similar to the Pattee Cross. Each arm end terminates in floriated points like the Fleurie and Fleur-de-lis Crosses. The three petals on the arm ends represent the Trinity with the total twelve petals representing the 12 Apostles.
Patriarchal Cross
Patriarchal: Patriarchal Cross - also known as The Archiepiscopal Cross is a double-beamed Latin cross with two horizontal bars instead of one. One explanation for the double beams is that the first beam represents the death of Jesus Christ and the second beam represents the resurrection.
Peronée Cross
Peronée: The "Peronnée" cross, also known as the Calvary Cross and versions of the Stepped Cross or Altar Cross. Frequently seen on heraldic shields.
Pommée Cross
Pommée: Pommée Cross - also known as the Bezant Cross, has each arm ending in a ball or disk. The word Pommée means apple. The balls represent apples which represent the fruits of living a good Christian life.
Potent Cross
Potent Cross #1: Teutonic Cross - also known as the Potent Cross, is a cross comprised of four Tau Crosses with flat bars across the ends of the arms. The Teutonic cross was assigned as a hospital order to the knights of the Teutonic (Germanic) Order, which was founded by Emperor Henry VI in 1191.
Potent Cross
Potent Cross Rebated #2: The "Potent Rebated" cross, also known as Flyfot in medieval heraldry (armory), cramponnee and gammadion and hakenkreuz (the German name for swastika), is a cross with square hook-like bends at the end of each arm.. This design originated centuries ago in India and was also a commonly used design among Native Americans.
Potent Cross
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