Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Animated Christian ICHTHUS

Description of each animated ICHTHUS Below: The ichthys or ichthus, from the Greek ikhthýs (ἰχθύς, "fish"), is a symbol consisting of two intersecting arcs, the ends of the right side extending beyond the meeting point so as to resemble the profile of a fish. It was used by early Christians as a secret Christian symbol and now known colloquially as the "sign of the fish" or the "Jesus fish".

Did You Know? According to tradition, ancient Christians, during their persecution by the Roman Empire in the first few centuries after Christ, used the fish symbol to mark meeting places and tombs, or to distinguish friends from foes:
According to one ancient story, when a Christian met a stranger in the road, the Christian sometimes drew one arc of the simple fish outline in the dirt. If the stranger drew the other arc, both believers knew they were in good company. Current bumper-sticker and business-card uses of the fish hearken back to this practice.
Christianity Today, Elesha Coffman, "Ask The Expert"
There are several other hypotheses as to why the fish was chosen. Some sources indicate that the earliest literary references came from the recommendation of Clement of Alexandria to his readers (Paedagogus, III, xi) to engrave their seals with the dove or fish. However, it can be inferred from Roman monumental sources such as the Cappella Greca and the Sacrament Chapels of the catacomb of St. Callistus that the fish symbol was known to Christians much earlier. Another probable explanation is that it is a reference to the scripture in which Jesus miraculously feeds 5,000 people with fish and bread (Matthew 14:15-21, Mark 6:30-44, Luke 9:12-17, and John 6:4-13). The ichthys may also relate to Jesus or his disciples as "fishers of men" (e.g., Mark 1:17). Tertullian, in his treatise On Baptism, makes a pun on the word, writing that "we, little fishes, after the example of our ΙΧΘΥΣ Jesus Christ, are born in water." Still another explanation could be the reference to the sign of Jonah. Just like he was in the belly of a big fish, so Christ was crucified, entombed for three days, and then rose from the dead.
A spinning Christian animation changes
 from cross to heart to fish.

A tiny animated gif changes from
a blue ICHTHUS to a red cross.

This animated "Jesus" fish spells
out it's own name.

Swimming purple ICHTHUS
Silver gleaming "Jesus" ICHTHUS
Spinning and turning,
golden ICHTHUS


A small animated ICHTHUS rotates

A revolving ICHTHUS becomes
 a cross, for black web pages.

slow rotating Christian fish,
gold in color.

A rotating wooden cross turns
into a Christian fish.

A shinning gold ICHTHUS turns
both green and red.

Animated rainbow fish.

Flipping and spinning
 Christian fish.

 

"Because Christians were once persecuted for their beliefs, 
they used symbols to lead them to safe places to worship."

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