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Apostles' Creed

The Somber Brown Color - The difficulty and rigor of early Christianity under persecution; also, the monastic tradition.

The Purple Arches - The entrances to caves or catacombs, where early Christians met in secret: also, the shape of Gothic church windows.

The Fish - An ancient symbol for the Christian faith, perhaps a secret code mark; Letters of the Greek word for fish can be used as first letters in the phrase, "Jesus Christ God's Son Savior."

The Chalice - The Lord's Supper, and thus the earnest and simple fellowship of the early church.

The Upside-Down Cross - Peter, chief of the apostles, who in legend, is said to have been crucified upside down because he thought himself unworthy of a death like his Master's.