Did you know? The Significance of the Christian Cross
Jesus died on a wooden cross after receiving a sentence of death by crucifixion.
The cross is symbolic of Christ's death. History has recorded many different shapes of ancient crosses. It wasn't the shape nor the design or construction that is symbolic. It was the death of Jesus that created the symbolism for the Christian faith.
The cross serves as two symbols - both of his death and his resurrection. Roman Catholic Churchs still display pictures of Jesus hanging on the cross during crucifixion. It is said to be a reminder of his suffering.
Protestants typically display pictures of an empty cross as a reminder of the resurrection.