This tomb cross is found in Montpellier, France. It is used as a finial (top) on the tomb.

Tomb Cross

This tomb cross is found in Montpellier, France. It is used as a finial (top) on the tomb.

This 11th century tomb cross is found in a churchyard.

Tomb Cross

This 11th century tomb cross is found in a churchyard.

The wrought-iron tomb cross was designed during the 18th century. Found in Thiengen, Germany, the center of the cross has a metal plate that contains an inscription.

Wrought-Iron Tomb Cross

The wrought-iron tomb cross was designed during the 18th century. Found in Thiengen, Germany, the center…

The wrought-iron tomb cross was designed during the 18th century. Found in Thiengen, Germany, the center of the cross has a metal plate that contains an inscription.

Wrought-Iron Tomb Cross

The wrought-iron tomb cross was designed during the 18th century. Found in Thiengen, Germany, the center…

Illustration of a man using a cross-staff, a navigation tool used largely at sea. It was originally created for use in land navigation and finds latitude by measuring the distance of a star above the horizon. It cannot find longitude. The man in the drawing has the cross-staff positioned with the rod on his cheek. There is a star above him. He is wearing a wide, floppy-brimmed hat.

A Cross-Staff Used for Navigation at Sea

Illustration of a man using a cross-staff, a navigation tool used largely at sea. It was originally…

A basic pattern used in cross-stitching.

Cross-Stitch

A basic pattern used in cross-stitching.

A bird in which each mandible of the bill is laterally deflected, so the tips of the two mandibles cross each other when the beak is closed.

Red Crossbill

A bird in which each mandible of the bill is laterally deflected, so the tips of the two mandibles cross…

Sculpture of the crucifixion of Christ.

Crucifixion

Sculpture of the crucifixion of Christ.

Engraving by W.C. Wrankmore after Pierre-Paul Prud'hon's Christ on the Cross, 1823.

Christ on the Cross, Pierre-Paul Prud'hon

Engraving by W.C. Wrankmore after Pierre-Paul Prud'hon's Christ on the Cross, 1823.

"And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst. And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost." Luke 23-:44-46 KJV

The Crucifixion of Christ

"And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.…

"And there followed him a great multitude of the people, and of women who bewailed and lamented him. But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children." Luke 23:27-28 ASV
<p>Illustration of Jesus carrying his cross. He is turned to the women who are weeping and following the procession. His arm is raised to them as he comforts them. A soldier walks before the cross and a soldier on horseback rides alongside. Simon takes the rope holding the cross and prepares to take the burden from Jesus. The walls of the city can be seen in the distance.

Jesus Carries His Cross and Comforts the Women Following Him

"And there followed him a great multitude of the people, and of women who bewailed and lamented him.…

Illustration of Jesus carrying his cross from the 1853 title page of a German Bible.

Jesus Carrying His Cross

Illustration of Jesus carrying his cross from the 1853 title page of a German Bible.

"They took Jesus therefore: and he went out, bearing the cross for himself, unto the place called The place of a skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha..." John 19:17 ASV
<p>Illustration of Jesus bearing his cross as his mother, Mary, falls to her knees in front of him. A disciple stands in the background (right). Simon stands behind Jesus with his left hand on the cross and a length of rope in his raised right hand. Behind Simon is another man, carrying a ladder. A crowd is following, including a soldier on a horse.

Jesus Carrying the Cross on the Way to Calvary

"They took Jesus therefore: and he went out, bearing the cross for himself, unto the place called The…

"They took Jesus therefore: and he went out, bearing the cross for himself, unto the place called The place of a skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha..." John 19:17 ASV
<p>Illustration of Jesus on his hands and knees with the cross on his back. A soldier is standing over him with a whip raised over his head. Simon of Cyrene is in the process of taking the cross from Jesus. Women have fallen on their knees in front of Jesus.

Jesus Falls While Carrying His Cross

"They took Jesus therefore: and he went out, bearing the cross for himself, unto the place called The…

" And they bring him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull. And they offered him wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not. And they crucify him, and part his garments among them, casting lots upon them, what each should take. And it was the third hour, and they crucified him." Mark 15:22-25 ASV
<p>Illustration of men nailing Jesus to the cross. One man holds a ladder. Another man is on horseback.

Jesus Nailed to the Cross

" And they bring him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull. And…

"And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross." Mark 15:21 KJV

Simon Compelled to Help Jesus Bear the Cross

"And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander…

A group of people identified as "Crusaders" march to the Holy Lands. There are several knights on horseback, wearing traditional armor and carrying spears and flags. There are also people who look to be commoners, on foot, heads bowed with exhaustion. A horse lies on the ground and a man kneels over it. Two other men sit on the ground at the front of the group.

Crusaders, Including Knights and Pilgrims, on the March

A group of people identified as "Crusaders" march to the Holy Lands. There are several knights on horseback,…

"The cross of the Danisn order of the Dannebrog, a white cross surmounting a red one, with the royal crown, the cipher of reigning soverign, and the motto "For God and the King," is a characteristic example of the use of the great Christian symbol in the insignia of the knighthood of the present day." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Dannebrog

"The cross of the Danisn order of the Dannebrog, a white cross surmounting a red one, with the royal…

A four-pointed doodad

Doodad

A four-pointed doodad

"this man went to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. And he took it down, and wrapped it in a linen cloth, and laid him in a tomb that was hewn in stone, where never man had yet lain." Luke 23:52-53 ASV
<p>Illustration of John, Nicodemus, Mary Magdalene, the Virgin Mary, and Joseph of Arimathea placing the body of Jesus into an open tomb.

The Body of Jesus is Placed in a Tomb

"this man went to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. And he took it down, and wrapped it in a…

Eyam churchyard contains a Saxon cross dated to the 7th or 8th centuries. Initially, it was located at the side of a cart track near to Eyam. After the plague it was moved to its present location.

Eyam Churchyard Cross

Eyam churchyard contains a Saxon cross dated to the 7th or 8th centuries. Initially, it was located…

A circular finial cross.

Finial Cross

A circular finial cross.

A ornamental finial cross.

Finial Cross

A ornamental finial cross.

A ornamental finial cross.

Finial Cross

A ornamental finial cross.

The early gothic finial is a three dimensional cross made out of stone. It serves to decorate Spires, Pinnacles and tombs.

Early Gothic Finial

The early gothic finial is a three dimensional cross made out of stone. It serves to decorate Spires,…

This early gothic finial is a 13th century three dimensional cross. Made out of stone, it decorates the top of a cathedral found in Chatres, a town in north-central France.

Early Gothic Finial

This early gothic finial is a 13th century three dimensional cross. Made out of stone, it decorates…

The french gothic finial is a three dimensional cross, made out of stone. It serves to decorate Spires, Pinnacles and tombs.

French Gothic Finial

The french gothic finial is a three dimensional cross, made out of stone. It serves to decorate Spires,…

The modern finial is three dimensional cross made of stone. It serves to decorate Spires, Pinnacles and tombs.

Modern Finial

The modern finial is three dimensional cross made of stone. It serves to decorate Spires, Pinnacles…

The modern finial is three dimensional cross made of stone. It serves to decorate Spires, Pinnacles and tombs.

Modern Finial

The modern finial is three dimensional cross made of stone. It serves to decorate Spires, Pinnacles…

The modern finial is three dimensional cross made of stone. It serves to decorate Spires, Pinnacles and tombs.

Modern Finial

The modern finial is three dimensional cross made of stone. It serves to decorate Spires, Pinnacles…

The modern gothic finial is a three dimensional cross made out of stone. It serves to decorate Spires, Pinnacles and tombs.

Modern Gothic Finial

The modern gothic finial is a three dimensional cross made out of stone. It serves to decorate Spires,…

This sign is used to indicate that a first aid station is located nearby.

First Aid, Black and White

This sign is used to indicate that a first aid station is located nearby.

This sign is used to indicate that a first aid station is located nearby.

First Aid, Color

This sign is used to indicate that a first aid station is located nearby.

This sign is used to indicate that a first aid station is located nearby.

First Aid, Outline

This sign is used to indicate that a first aid station is located nearby.

This sign is used to indicate that a first aid station is located nearby.

First Aid, Silhouette

This sign is used to indicate that a first aid station is located nearby.

Fourchee, having the ends branched and the ends of the branches terminating as if cut off abruptly.

Fourchee

Fourchee, having the ends branched and the ends of the branches terminating as if cut off abruptly.

Illustration of Saint Francis of Xavier preaching to the Portuguese at Goa. Several men and women are gathered around Xavier. A child examines his robe. Xavier is showing one man the crucifix. There is a ship approaching in the background.

Saint Francis Xavier on the Coast at the Portuguese Settlement of Goa

Illustration of Saint Francis of Xavier preaching to the Portuguese at Goa. Several men and women are…

The intersecting fret band is repetitive pattern that shows the patterns that cross each other.

Intersecting Fret Band

The intersecting fret band is repetitive pattern that shows the patterns that cross each other.

"39 And he went forward a little, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass away from me: nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt. And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?" Matthew 26:39-40 ASV
<p>Illustration of Jesus praying, on his knees, hands clasped, as an angel emerges from the clouds, carrying the cross. Peter, James, and John are sleeping nearby. Soldiers are marching out of the city gate, towards the garden, in the background.

Jesus Prays in the Garden of Gethsemane - Peter, James, and John Fall Asleep

"39 And he went forward a little, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, My Father, if it be possible,…

Cross design on shield

Heraldry, Cross

Cross design on shield

An illustration of the coat of arms of the Holy See with a crosier, processional cross, and some decorative foliage in the background.The coat of arms includes the crossed Keys of Heaven underneath the papal tiara.

The Holy See Coat of Arms with Crosier, Processional Cross, and Decorative Foliage

An illustration of the coat of arms of the Holy See with a crosier, processional cross, and some decorative…

A cross with a circular disk placed on it, as at Iona.

Iona

A cross with a circular disk placed on it, as at Iona.

This covered jug is designed in a leaf scroll design and a cross in the center.

Covered Jug

This covered jug is designed in a leaf scroll design and a cross in the center.

An illustration of a group of people kneeling in front a large cross.

Kneeling in Front of Cross

An illustration of a group of people kneeling in front a large cross.

A member of the Knights Templar, or the Order of Solomon's Temple, rides on horseback with his sword drawn and raised. He is wearing full armor and helmet. His breastplate and shield bear an image of the cross. His horse is rearing up on its hind legs. The horse is fully dressed. The knight's head is bowed as if he is getting ready to charge.

A Knight Templar Rides into Battle on Horseback

A member of the Knights Templar, or the Order of Solomon's Temple, rides on horseback with his sword…

"The Labarum consisted of a staff or lance with a purple banner on a crossbar. It bore the two Greek letters XP (CHR) the first being a symbol of the cross, and both making a monogram of the word Christ (Greek, Christos).&mdash;Webster, 1913

The Labarum

"The Labarum consisted of a staff or lance with a purple banner on a crossbar. It bore the two Greek…

"Argent, a lamb passant, carrying a banner charged with a cross. PASCHAL LAMB, or HOLY LAMB." -Hall, 1862

Paschal Lamb

"Argent, a lamb passant, carrying a banner charged with a cross. PASCHAL LAMB, or HOLY LAMB." -Hall,…

"How art thou fallen from heaven, O day-star, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, that didst lay low the nations!" Isaiah 14:12 ASV
<p>Illustration of Lucifer, Satan, falling from heaven, clinging to a rock. Michael, the archangel, hovers over him with a spear pointed downward, wings unfurled. He carries a shield with the cross on it. Four other angels, with swords or spears, hover behind Michael, fighting the fallen angels. Two angels fall into the abyss with Lucifer.

Lucifer's Fall from Heaven - Michael and Other Angels Fight Against the Vanquished Angels

"How art thou fallen from heaven, O day-star, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground,…

"Maltese Cross." &mdash; Encyclopedia Brittanica, 1893

Maltese Cross

"Maltese Cross." — Encyclopedia Brittanica, 1893

The heraldic charge borne by the eighth eldest son in a family.

The Cross Moline

The heraldic charge borne by the eighth eldest son in a family.

A memorial cross found in Monasterboice, Ireland.

Monasterboice

A memorial cross found in Monasterboice, Ireland.

A monumental cross from Stradsett church, Norfolk.

Monumental Cross

A monumental cross from Stradsett church, Norfolk.

A monumental cross from Bosbury, Herefordshire.

Monumental Cross

A monumental cross from Bosbury, Herefordshire.

"MOUND. A globe encircled with a band and surmounted with a cross; it is an ensign of royalty, signifying dominion." -Hall, 1862

Mound

"MOUND. A globe encircled with a band and surmounted with a cross; it is an ensign of royalty, signifying…

The Or Ordinary is cross in gules (red) color.

Or Ordinary

The Or Ordinary is cross in gules (red) color.

An expanded ornamental cross.

Ornamental Cross

An expanded ornamental cross.

This glass painting window is found in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It has an early Norman style with colors of ruby and green. It also has geometrical shapes with a cross in the top center.

Glass Painting Window

This glass painting window is found in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It has an early Norman style with…

Somewhat larger than the common cross-bill, the parrot cross-bill largely resembles its habits.

Crossbill Parrot

Somewhat larger than the common cross-bill, the parrot cross-bill largely resembles its habits.

Illustration of a cross section of a Jalousie de Fontenay Vendee pear.

Jalousie de Fontenay Vendee Pear

Illustration of a cross section of a Jalousie de Fontenay Vendee pear.

An illustration of the cross section of a Portugal quince pear.

Cross section of a Portugal Quince Pear

An illustration of the cross section of a Portugal quince pear.