Red Velvet Bag with Ichthys
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A gift sack in a red velvet optic. The bag is 11 x 13.5 cm and can be closed with a cord at the top. It is made out of a soft material in a velvet optic and is decorated with a silver Ichthys on the front.
Ideal as a gift bag for small gifts such as key chains, jewellery or touch stones.
The Ichthys symbol comes from Greek and means “fish“. Early Christian used the fish during the times of persecution as a secret symbol of recognition. To be sure if present, unknown people were followers of Jesus or not they drew an arch in the sand. If the other person then completed the symbol with another arch to make the fish they revealed that they too were a Christian.
The fish wasn’t chosen at random, but rather has two meanings. Firstly, it refers Mark 1:17 where Jesus called upon Simon (who was later named Peter) and his brother Andrew while they were fishing in the Sea of Galilee to go with him and become fishers of men. As well as this, a type of profession of faith can be derived from the beginning letters of the Greek word:
I - Jesus
Ch - Christ [the "anointed", in Hebrew "Maschiach" (the Messiah)]
Th – God‘s
Y – Son
S – Saviour
|Größe:||11 x 13,5 cm|