symbolize the Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit). The hand of God should always be portrayed with a three-rayed halo surrounding it, showing that the hand belongs to God the Father. 2. The Eastern Orthodox (Greek) form of the hand will have the first finger fully extended, the second finger curved inward, the third finger and thumb are turned inward to cross over each other and the fourth finger is also curved. The fingers aligned in such a way form the Greek letters “IC XC” which is the monogram for “Jesus Christ”. This hand also symbolizes benediction and blessing. 3. God the Father is sometimes symbolized by an arm or hand reaching down through the clouds from Heaven. The hand is sometimes closed or may be grasping an object. At times, two fingers are extended while three fingers are bent. When portrayed, the hand should be surrounded by a halo showing that the hand belongs to God. 4. If the hand is cupped, holding tiny people in its grasp, it symbolizes God holding the righteous in the palm of His hand. This image is based on Psalm 139:10. 5. A hand with two fingers extended and three fingers bent is a sign of benediction or blessing, particularly through Jesus Christ.
ALL SEEING EYE – 1. The all seeing eye is the eye of God the Father. This is based on the passage in Psalm 33:18. It is often pictured as being stern or angry. In these cases, the eye should be displayed within an equilateral triangle, showing it is the eye of God the Father. Rays of light are usually shown radiating from it, signifying the holiness of God. This symbol is most