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From: "William Thomas" <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] Christian Symbols
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 08:49:22 -0400
References: <64E70547-28A3-11D9-8C43-0003936D6A18@earthlink.net>


A good example of Mennonite zodiac use is found in the Saylor Family birth
records that were published in the August 1975 Laurel Messenger. This
article republishes 1931 information from Dr. Ezra Saylor. However, this is
an example of using 'written' zodiac signs (e.g. virgo), not symbols.

Bill T.
----- Original Message -----
From: "winter dellenbach" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2004 1:37 AM
Subject: Re: [BRE] Christian Symbols


> In what way do Mennonites use zodiac signs in relation to births or in
> any other way? Do they still?
> winter
> On Wednesday, October 27, 2004, at 06:22 PM, William Thomas wrote:
>
> > The alpha-omega was one of the first things to cross my mind. However,
> > these don't resemble greek letters. They also don't resemble zodiac
> > signs,
> > at least the signs used today. I knew that Mennonites used zodiac
> > signs in
> > relation to births. Not sure about deaths.
> >
> > Bill T.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Mary Rohrer" <>
> > To: <>
> > Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2004 11:09 PM
> > Subject: [BRE] Christian Symbols
> >
> >
> >> I keep thinking about the A symbol as meaning beginning. Below find a
> > link to Christian symbols. Now it is a catholic web site but the
> > symbols
> > are interesting. I attended the Lutheran Church from 1885-1990 and the
> > German influence of course was there mixed with the Catholic. Thought
> > it
> > might be interesting to some of German background to see these
> > symbols. The
> > one about Alpha and Omega makes me wonder about the meaning of the
> > grave
> > marker insignia.
> >>
> >> http://www.kensmen.com/catholic/symbols.html
> >>
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