Greek cross


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Greek cross

A cross with four equal arms.

Greek cross

symbol of Christ’s triumph over death. [Christian Iconog.: Jobes, 386]
See: Victory
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Thus the Latin crusader cross was "a large Greek cross surrounded by four smaller Greek crosses, each in a quadrant of the larger image."
Designed with an eye toward Boston's Trinity Church, the key architectural feature of the structure is a central tower rising 90 feet above four short transepts that define a Greek cross. Inside, the 12 vaults of the tower are painted aqua blue with mauve stenciled spandrels.
It was laid out in the shape of a Greek cross and was as lavishly decorated on the inside as it was ornate on the outside.