The Mar Thoma Sliva Cross
The Mar Thoma Sliva Cross, also known as the St. Thomas Cross, is the symbol of the Nasrani people, an ancient Christian community in India. It is believed Christianity was introduced there in the first century by Thomas the Apostle. There are six branches of the cross representing the appearance of God in the burning bush, while the central branch holds the cross, and the dove at the tip of the cross represents the Holy Spirit.
“Thomas said to him, ‘Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?’ Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’” (John 14:5-6)
Show us the Way Lord, we want to see.
Show us the Way Lord, we want to know.
Show us the Way Lord, and be merciful in guiding us back when we find ourselves lost.
Show us and walk with us all the Way. Amen.