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Crosses are recognized universally as the symbol of Christianity
Orthodox Crosses differ in meaning from non-Orthodox Crosses
Society at large feels stagnate about the cross
Symbols throughout history have been used for various reasons. For some it is a unifying force for identification and for others an artistic picture of their ideology, or set of beliefs. The cross has been identified for centuries as the symbolic representation of Christianity.
In 2006, the Center for Church Communication conducted a survey on church symbols. The question was "What's the most overused symbol in church logos?" The Cross won by an overwhelming 57%. It would appear that the world, and perhaps even Christians themselves, have lost touch with the heritage and meaning of the pictorial symbol of the cross.
In Christianity there are three main categories of crosses
; Orthodox Crosses, Catholic Crosses and Contemporary Crosses. Of these, the oldest is the Orthodox Crosses that date back to the Byzantine Empire. The Eastern Orthodox Cross (which is also known as the Russian Orthodox Cross and the Byzantine Cross) resembles the Standard Latin Cross with two additional side beams.