ECUMENICAL CATHOLIC CHURCH OF CHRIST
Ecclesia Catholica Ecumenica Christi
The Ecumenical Catholic Church of Christ
Ökumenische Katholische Kirche Christi
Iglesia Católica Ecuménica de Cristo
Explanation of the International Coat of Arms of the ECCC
It is taken from the Ephesians 1:10 and expresses our church's desire to strive for unity among all churches through prayer an active dialog. The bottom of the Coat of Arms shows the symbol of Christ, Christos (the two letters the from the Greek alphabet, Chi and Rho, meaning "Christ"). Christ, also the Alpha and Omega (beginning and end). The Son of God who brings salvation, is the one who calls upon all people on this earth (seen in upper site of coat of arms) to again come near to God, the creator of the Universe. The band of the Fleur de lis, (the flower of the lily), a heraldry sign of innocence is by which Christ works through us in the world as seen in the upper half of the coat of arms. On top of the coat of arms we see in the center the cross sign that we are saved through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross; on the left and right side we see the praying hands symbolizing the worship of all people coming together with Christ in our midst to praise him for our salvation. Above we see the Holy Spirit who gave birth to the church, and through the Holy Spirit the church has experienced reforms throughout the ages. The Sunrise is the sign of the "aggiornamento" (the dawning of a new day) that Pope John XXIII. proclaimed, enjoining us to read the signs of the times.