Our new logo celebrates the unification of our parishes in a number of ways.
1. Christ holds the central position in our logo, with an IHS symbol representing the central place Christ occupies in our Catholic faith. IHS is a Christogram, an abbreviation for the Greek form of the name Jesus.
2. Similarly, the crown and circlet at the top represent the crowns of our lord Jesus and of Mary, Queen of Heaven.
3. The yellow dot in the crown represents the jewel in King David’s crown, whose rightful kingship passed through his House to our lord Jesus.
4. Atop the crown, three fleur-de-lis represent our Holy Trinity.
5. Father Joe selected the colors of our combined parishes: blue, yellow, and white.
6. The five-pointed star happens to be a symbol for both of our patron saints. Two stars shine in ‘the heavens’ near the top of the logo.
7. While the cross resembles the common fleur-de-lis cross, the finials on our cross are stars. As far as we can determine, this cross is an original creation and will be unique to our sister parishes. In heraldic terms, our cross likely would be known as a cross mullet (MOO-lay), the heraldic word for a straight-armed star.
8. Surrounding the cross are the tetramorphs, the symbols for each evangelist: Matthew is the man; Mark is lion; Luke is the ox; and John, the eagle.
9. The stylized vines represent life, growth, and rebirth. Seeds, vines, and vegetation are recurring metaphors in the Gospels.
10. The Greek letters alpha and omega are appellations of God and Jesus, both.
11. Father Joe chose our slogan Sanctus Sanctus Sanctus, which means Holy Holy Holy and is the opening line of our Sanctus prayer.
From time to time you may see simplified versions of the logo when space considerations make the text or tetramorphs illegible. Colors might also change briefly to reflect the liturgical calendar.
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