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Ethiopian Cross

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Ethiopian Coptic crosses are unique and intricate religious symbols that are commonly found in Ethiopian Orthodox churches and homes. These crosses are rich in symbolism and have a rich history in Ethiopia. The traditional Coptic cross has a simple design with equal-length arms, but the Ethiopian Coptic cross has a unique shape with three arms extending from a central point. The top arm represents the head of Jesus, the left arm symbolizes the arm of Jesus on the cross, and the right arm represents the arm of the repentant thief who was crucified alongside Jesus.

The Ethiopian Coptic cross is made from different materials including wood, brass, and silver. The crosses are also adorned with different patterns and designs that carry significant meanings. Some of the popular patterns include the “Solomonic” pattern, which is made up of interwoven lines, and the “Axum” pattern, which features a circular design with a central point. One of the most interesting features of the Ethiopian Coptic cross is the use of geometric shapes and colours to symbolise important aspects of Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity. For instance, the colour green represents the prosperity and fertile land of Ethiopia, while the colour red symbolises the blood of Christ shed during the crucifixion. Other important symbols on the Ethiopian Coptic cross include the crescent moon that represents the Virgin Mary, as well as the interlocking triangles that symbolise the Holy Trinity. The four small circles at the ends of each cross arm represent the Four Evangelists, while the large circle in the middle represents the crown of thorns.

In Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity, the Coptic cross holds significant importance as it is believed to protect against evil and bring blessings to the faithful. The crosses are often worn around the neck or displayed in homes and churches as symbols of faith and devotion.


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