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The symbol of St. John the Evangelist, whose gospel emphasizes the divinity of Christ. Flying higher than any other bird, the eagle is also an emblem of John's mystical doctrine about the indwelling Trinity and the heights of prayer available to those who love Christ. The eagle is also a sign of Christ's Ascension.
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