The Anchor Cross An early covert Christian symbol. It continues the symbolism of the ichthus, or “Jesus fish,” and represented the Church. It is one of several cross forms called dissimulata, meaning “dissimilar.” It is a symbol commonly found in the Christian catacombs. The sybol predates Christianity as a pagan symbol.
Today, the lower portion of the anchor represents Mary’s symbol, the crescent moon, surmounted by the cross of the son, Christ.