Words and Letters

Various words and letters are used as reminders of key aspects of Christian teaching. Some are symbols of Christ. Others are references to events and phrases in the Bible.

The sacred words are always in Greek and Latin, languages of the Christian church.

  • Pax showing Christ with the sacred letters 'INRI' and 'Pax Tecum'
    (Latin for 'Peace be with You')
  • England, about 1640
  • Museum no. M.2-1985
 
Words and Letters
 

Select a sign or symbol

IHS
IHS

INRI
INRI

Ecce Agnus Dei
Ecce Agnus Dei