THE SOMBER BROWN COLOR:
The difficulty and rigor of early Christianity under persecution; also the monastic tradition.
THE PURPLE ARCHES:
The entrances to caves or catacombs, where early Christians met in secret; also the shape of Gothic church windows.
THE ANCHOR CROSS:
Security in Christ, as found by the apostles, some of whom were fishermen.
An ancient symbol for the Christian faith, perhaps a secret code mark. Letters of the Greek word for fish can be used as the first letters in the phrase "Jesus Christ God's Son Savior."
The Lord's Supper, and thus the earnest and simple fellowship of the early church.
THE UPSIDE-DOWN CROSS:
Peter, chief of the apostles, who, in legend, is said to have been crucified upside-down because he thought himself unworthy of a death like his Master's.