Christian Symbols

The Anchor

As a symbol of hope, the anchor is one of the most ancient of all Christian symbols. It usage is based upon the Apostle Paulís words in Hebrews 6:19: "Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast". The anchor is one of the oldest inscriptions to be found in the catacombs, dating back to the second century. During times of persecution, the anchor took the shape of a cross to those who knew its hidden meaning.

The Anchor Photo