The Inverted Cross is the symbol of Saint Peter

Date: August / 27 / 2010 + Comments: 0

Probably not so many people know this, but it is quite interesting to remark that the Inverted Cross is actually the personal trademark of Saint Peter, the first Pope, and one of the most revered figures in the Catholic Religion.

Why?

When Saint Peter was martyred by crucifixion history says he requested to be crucified upside down because he didn’t feel worthy of dying the same way as Jesus. As a result, the inverted cross is attached to him.

The symbol of Saint Peter around the world

The cross of Saint Peter: It is an inverted cross with two keys, because Saint Peter has the keys to heaven, to the paradise.
Place: Colchester, England
Inverted Cross symbol of Saint Peter


Tomb of Saint Peter the Great
Place: Paul Cathedral, St Petersburg, Russia
Saint Peter tomb Inverted Cross

Monument in honor to Saint Peter, an Angel holding an upside down cross.
Place: Bruchsal St. Peter, Germany
Monument of Saint Peter Inverted Cross

Kneeler with the Saint Peter symbol.
Place: St Peter’s church, Eastern Hill, Melbourne Australia
Inverted Cross kneeler Saint Peter

Statue of Saint Peter
Place: Church of Our Lady. Bruges, Belgium.
Inverted Cross statuel of Saint Peter

Pope John Paul II with an Inverted cross throne.
Place: Israel
Inverted Cross pope John Paul II

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Post author: Daniel Semper

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