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The Second Helvetic Confession
Switzerland, 1566

The Blue and White - Heraldic colors of ancient Switzerland.

The Cross - Again dominant on this banner because of the extensive discussion of salvation in the Confession.

The Hand and the Burning Heart - A traditional symbol for John Calvin, father of Presbyterianism in its Swiss homeland.

The Lamp - Knowledge and discipline, two of the themes of the Helvetic which make it unique.

The Shepherd's Crook and the Pasture - The pastoral ministry and flock's care for its own members.

The Chalice and the Waves - Holy Communion and Baptism.