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Frequently Asked Questions
regarding
THE MEANING OF
THE LAMB SYMBOL.

Q. 1. What is the meaning of the "lamb symbol" in the Catholic Church?

A. 1. The symbol of the lamb is one of the most important symbols in the Catholic Church. The lamb represents Christ. "Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world." (John 1:29) The white lamb represents innocence and purity. Biblical history tells us that lambs were used for sacrifice. Jesus Christ, the sacrificial lamb, died for the sins of humanity.

Christ is called the Lamb of God (John 1:29, 36), as the great sacrifice because the former sacrifices were only types (Num. 6:12; Lev. 14:12-17; Isa. 53:7; 1 Cor. 5:7). Christ was the perfect sacrifice.

The lamb is sometimes showed with a flag. Such is symbolic of Christ's victory over death in his Resurrection.




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