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What is the origin associated with Christian fish symbol? Churches, restaurants begin fish fries this week in observance of Lent friday

What is the origin associated with Christian fish symbol? Churches, restaurants begin fish fries this week in observance of Lent friday

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What’s the beginning for the Christian fish symbol?

The Greek term for seafood is “ichthys.” As soon as the very first century, Christians made an acrostic with this term: Iesous Christos Theou Yios Soter, for example. Jesus Christ, Son of Jesus, Savior. The fish has a good amount of other theological overtones since well, for Christ fed the 5,000 with 2 fishes and 5 loaves (dinner recapitulated in Christian love-feasts) and called their disciples “fishers of males.” Liquid baptism, practiced by immersion into the very early church, created a parallel between seafood and converts. Second-century theologian Tertullian put it that way: “we, small fishes, following the image of our Ichthys, Jesus Christ, are created within the water.”

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