XMA Triquetra Symbolism

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The XMA Triquetra emblem is a tripartite symbol comprised of three interlocking vesica pisces (Jesus fish) onto which we added an intertwining crown of thorns.  There are three elements within the design–the tri-lobed triquetra itself, the crown of thorns, and the enclosed center within them both.

The three lobes are symbolic of the Trinity–Father, Son and Holy Spirit, a concept perhaps more easily explained through symbolism (like our triquetra) than words.  The three persons of God are unique but also together they comprise the One.  The center space within the triquetra signifies the unity of the three into the one Godhead.

The crown of thorns, of course, represents the price Jesus paid for our lives, the victory we have in Christ.  The continuous design of the crown is indicative of Jesus’ perpetuity.  He had no beginning and has no end.  As John 1:1 says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”.  He is eternal.  And we too can have this eternal life in Christ as Jesus tells us in John 3:14-15, “Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in Him will have eternal life.”

The enclosed center within the triquetra and the crown of thorns are symbolic of the all-encompassing love of God for us, His creation, and our unity as brothers and sisters in Christ.  It is also indicative of our mission at XMA. God loves all of His creation and longs for all to know Him.  Jesus tells us in John 10:16, “But I have other sheep that are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will listen to My voice. Then there will be one flock, one shepherd.”   That is the purpose of our adventures at XMA–so that all, even those in the most remote parts of our world and those who speak obscure languages, will have an opportunity to hear that God loves them and longs to have a personal relationship with them.