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Why is ”green martyrdom” green? A green martyrdom is a type of spiritual mortification or martyrdom that the faithful may perform during the entirety of their life without shedding their blood or fleeing persecution to live an ascetic life style such as the Desert Fathers. Green is the color most commonly associated in Europe and the United States with ...


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Why is the fish often used as a symbol of Christ? The word ichthus or fish in Greek is symbolic of Jesus. Ichthus In Hellenistic Greek, the word Ichthus (aka Ichthys or Ikhthus) means fish. It is composed of two intersecting arcs. One end of both arcs extends beyond the meeting point, creating the profile of a fish. The fish is a very significant symbol for ...


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