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Coptic Cross
There are a variety of Cross symbols used by the Coptic Christians.The original “Coptic cross” may have been influenced by the ankh symbol and was adopted by early Christian Gnostics, most notably Valentinus of Alexandria, Egypt.
Old Coptic crosses often incorporate a circle; sometimes large, sometimes small.



Original Coptic cross

The Coptic cross is widely used in the Coptic church and the Ethiopian and Eretrian churches. Many Copts have the cross tattooed on the inside of their right arm. The Coptic cross in its modern and ancient forms is considered a sign of faith and pride to the Copts. The Ethiopians Christians wear it as a symbol of faith. Read More


(Source: Wikipedia)

Coptic Cross

There are a variety of Cross symbols used by the Coptic Christians.The original “Coptic cross” may have been influenced by the ankh symbol and was adopted by early Christian Gnostics, most notably Valentinus of AlexandriaEgypt.

Old Coptic crosses often incorporate a circle; sometimes large, sometimes small.

Original Coptic cross
The Coptic cross is widely used in the Coptic church and the Ethiopian and Eretrian churches. Many Copts have the cross tattooed on the inside of their right arm. The Coptic cross in its modern and ancient forms is considered a sign of faith and pride to the Copts. The Ethiopians Christians wear it as a symbol of faith. Read More
(Source: Wikipedia)
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