Tuesday, 20 December 2016

ABC Wednesday, X for Saint Andrew, Decorative symbols in British Cathedrals.

 The letter X is a very difficult letter and often used in churches and Cathedrals. The X is the symbol dedicated to the apostel Andrew, because he was crucified on an X- shaped cross. 



With thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC.For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar. This week we are looking for words beginning with X.




 Even in the floor of the Cathedral you can find the shape of an X.

And in the ceiling you can find plenty of X's too.

In this cathedral the mayor has a special seat with a coat of arms bearing two crossed keys.

 The flag of Scotland has the Saint Andrew cross.


12 comments:

Photo Cache said...

Beautiful architectural details.

My ABC WEDNESDAY

Hildred said...

Lovely post, Wil, - hope Christmas brings you much happiness.

Leslie: said...

excellent post. I honestly didn't realize how many Xs are in cathedrals. Will need to look more closely.

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Leslie
abcw team

Cloudia said...

I love those windows. Happy Christmas, Wil

Kay said...

Wow! You have an excellent eye for finding patterns, Wil. Have a very Happy Christmas!

Roger Owen Green said...

Xcellently rendered!
ROG, ABCW

Amit Agarwal said...

Plenty of interesting X pictures and great information on the same..thank you sir, for your enlightening post! Merry Christmas:) Regards..

Trubes said...

You never fail to write such interesting
items and particularly British history,
Thanks for sharing this with us.
Best wishes fora happy Christmas to you
and your family, dear Wil,
from Di,
ABCW team,

Melody Steenkamp said...

Prachtig he al die symboliek.... ik kan daar ook altijd enorm van genieten.

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Ann said...

The disciples certainly suffered for their love of Christ. What a remembrance for Christmas.
Ann

Vicki Lane said...

Beautiful pictures! And all the blessings of the season to you, Reader Wil!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I posted X for Christmas, some people say it is wrong.