Chalice Symbol

 

 

The symbol of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a red chalice bearing the cross of St. Andrew on the left side of the bowl.  Long associated with the Disciples of Christ as a symbol, the chalice points to the centrality of the Lord's Supper in the life and worship of the Disciples who celebrate communion each Sunday.

 

The Lord's Supper, open to Christians of all persuasions, has been characteristic of the church from it's beginnings in the early nineteenth century.  The cross of St. Andrew, the national cross of Scotland, focuses attention on the Presbyterian roots of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  The color red signifies vitality, spirit, and sacrifice.