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Celtic crosses may have had origins in the early Coptic church. The similarity between the ankh, symbol of “life” and variations of the cross or ankh with a circle on Coptic stella and textiles from as early as the 5th century clearly show that the combination of circle and cross were used in early Christian Egypt. Although some experts say that the crosses were originally carved horizontally on stone, their geometrical ring construction and the fact that the lights in east-facing high crosses can be seen to refract early morning sunlight is indicative of vertical construction.

In Ireland, it is a popular myth that the Celtic Christian cross was introduced by Saint Patrick or possibly Saint Declan during his time converting the pagan Irish. It is believed that Saint Patrick combined the symbol of Christianity with the sun cross, to give pagan followers an idea of the importance of the cross by linking it with the idea of the life-giving properties of the sun.
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  • davesphotographics
    davesphotograp...over 5 years ago

    good work and design

  • KristineNora
    KristineNoraover 5 years ago

    Strong always…k

  • saseoche
    saseocheover 5 years ago

    This is another great image T

  • adgray
    adgrayover 5 years ago

    Now THAT’s a tee any publican in any Irish Pub [both in Ireland or anywhere else in the world] would be proud to have their staff wear!
    [unless of course they are Orange …. but then they don’t celebrate a Green Catholic Saint’s day! lol]
    ♣☼ B R A V O !!!! ☼♣

  • taiche
    taicheover 5 years ago

    Thankyou …it’s amazing what goodies are available for re-use in the public domain and they can be brought up to date!

  • mrscarlotta
    mrscarlottaover 5 years ago

    Brilliant work gorgeous love it fave xxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago

    fabulous;

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