Symbols of the Church describes the origin and meaning of hundreds of symbols of the Christian faith. Within its pages lie fascinating stories behind the symbols you see every time you go to church. Symbols from both Old and New Testaments along with those representing apostles and saints are discussed. A drawing of each symbol is offered, along with a paragraph describing the symbol's origin, present meaning, and use. The meaning of denominational emblems and symbols and a description of the seasons and colors of the Christian Year are also provided.