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ST. ANDREW'S CROSS

Emblem assigned since the fourteenth century representing this Apostle. It resembles the letter X, Greek letter chi, with bars of equal length in a slanting position, sometimes called the saltire or tranverse cross or crux decussata. It was the cross used in St. Andrew's crucifixion.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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