Greek Cross

  • (noun): A cross with each of the four arms the same length.

Some articles on greek cross, cross:

St Paul's Cathedral - Wren's Cathedral - Design and Construction
... Wren's Greek Cross design Wren's warrant design Wren's cathedral as built The clock tower on the west end of the cathedral The task of designing a replacement structure was officially assigned to Sir ... It was rejected because it was not thought "stately enough" Wren’s second design was a Greek cross, which was considered to be too radical by his critics ... third proposal for the new St Paul's used many of the same design concepts as his Greek cross design, though it had an extended nave ...
Basilica Church - Origins and Development of The Church Building - Latin Cross and Greek Cross
... longitudinal, in the form of the so-called Latin Cross with a long nave crossed by a transept ... A square plan in which the nave, chancel and transept arms are of equal length forming a Greek cross, the crossing generally surmounted by a dome became the common form in the ... Churches of the Greek Cross form often have a narthex or vestibule which stretches across the front of the church ...
Cross - In Heraldry
... in heraldry Crosses as emblems and symbols Picture Cross name Description FileAnkh.svg Ancient Egyptian ankh Also known as the Egyptian Cross, the Key of the Nile, the Looped Tau Cross, and the ... appears in specifically Christian contexts, such as the crux ansata ("handled cross") Basque cross The lauburu ... Bolnisi Cross of Georgia The four Bolnisi crosses are used in the Georgian Flag ...
Church Architecture - Origins and Development of The Church Building - Characteristics of The Early Christian Church Building - Latin Cross and Greek Cross
... in the form of the so-called Latin Cross with a long nave crossed by a transept ... transept arms are of equal length forming a Greek cross, the crossing generally surmounted by a dome became the common form in the Orthodox Church, with many churches throughout Eastern Europe and ... Churches of the Greek Cross form often have a narthex or vestibule which stretches across the front of the church ...

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