Pope Gregory was a man who abandoned his privileged lifestyle and military standing to pursue a contemplative and reflective lifestyle in the service of Rome’s church He would become Bishop of Rome, reluctantly, in using his military, political and economic wisdom to save the city of Rome and facilitate the future reuniting of Rome’s feuding Western Empire and languishing Eastern Empire.
Gregory also enabled Rome to set the initial and advancing parameters of recorded time. His Gregorian calendar determined the year Jesus died as being the same year the current Age of Pisces began so the historic recording of time dates from that date with the years before the supposed birth of Jesus being recorded as BC: Before Christ.
Additionally, a popular symbol for those who believed Jesus was, or is, the Christ Messiah was the fish: apparently preceding Constantine’s account where he was told by Jesus, in one of Constantine’s dreams, that he should use, not the symbol of a fish, but the symbol of a cross to ensure his (and Rome’s) victory.
The fish coincidentally, happens to be the symbol representing Pisces and it’s continued use by many who profess themselves as ‘Christian’ is justified as representing Jesus as the ‘fisherman of souls.’ But today, and from Rome’s assertion of the universal Roman identity along with those denominations which dissented and splintered, the cross has become the dominant symbol of the so-called Christian faith.
The cross with a head represented as it’s upper pole was, and still is, the symbol of the original ‘Christian’ Coptic Church in Alexandria, Egypt
The Celtic cross is especially popular amongst many universal Romans who trace their identity back to the early Celtic peoples.
The Celts travelled far and wide throughout the fledgling formation of Europe. The Celtic people were primarily believers, and worshippers, of the sun: believing the sun was a God.
The sun worshipping Celtic peoples were amongst the earliest citizens in the Roman Empire to be assimilated into the new universal Roman identity through Rome’s church.
The earliest use of a cross to symbolise belief that Jesus of Nazareth was/is the prophesied Christ Messiah can be traced back to The Coptic Church, supposedly founded by the disciples/Apostles, Matthew and Mark, in Alexandria, Egypt. The Coptic symbol of a cross has the representation of a head in place of the vertical form that tops the cross.
The universal Roman church often depicts the cross with Jesus upon it and this symbol, which is especially popular as a necklace. This cross with a body upon it is known as the crucifix. Representing the crucifixion of Jesus from Nazareth.
The Celtic cross is another popular Christian symbol. It is a cross with the outline of the sun at it’s top. Supposedly representing ‘the light’ of the cross, leading people to salvation.
The ease of transition for Celtic people from belief in the sun as a God, to a new messianic religion, led by Rome, was surely made easier as the very sun that Celts worshipped was now incorporated onto the cross, symbol of the universal Romans.