E-Mail 'What Is The Meaning Of The Christian Fish Symbol?' To A Friend

by Robert Driskell · Print Print · Email Email

Email a copy of 'What Is The Meaning Of The Christian Fish Symbol?' to a friend

* Required Field

Separate multiple entries with a comma. Maximum 5 entries.

Separate multiple entries with a comma. Maximum 5 entries.

E-Mail Image Verification

Loading ... Loading ...

Share this post:  |  |  |  | Twitter
Anthony Cotton September 16, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Yes you are quite right about the fish.
St Peter was a fisherman,and all the people living around the district would know what the fish sign meant.
It`s so simple that the Romans would not evan think about it that it was used to let each christian know what was being taught and said amons`t christians.

Caitlyn Walton March 24, 2015 at 12:50 pm

Please could you find out or post up what did the fish symbol have to have on its face to show it was safe to go in?

vince July 7, 2018 at 8:51 pm

give a man 2 fish, feed him for a day. teach a man 2 fish(to fish), he feeds himself for a lifetime. what are the 2 fish then? in my mind hear the pink floyd song wish you were here, 2 lost souls swimming in a fish bowl year after year. the 2 lost souls are the 2 fish, the fish bowl our physical body. the water our minds body, and the fish the spirit body. the fish are also our polarities like masc/femin, good/evil, god/devil, me/you, all seen dualistically. when we have not found our inner union, we feel like lost souls stuck in a body, swimming circles with no changes or end on sight. when you teach a man 2 fish, he feeds himself for life. and if that mans two fish finally find union as one fish, as in the singular fish we see for christ, this man is ready to teach fisher men, just as jesus did. its a beautiful thing, jesus’ light is passed on from fisherman to fisherman, as soon as man gets tired of the struggling to survive/eat daily and seeks a better way to sustain, these talks of fish and divine unity fall upon def ears of happy bellys.

Lee July 15, 2019 at 2:47 pm

I am renovating an old mediaeval property in South East Cornwall and I’ve come across two Christian fish symbols in opposite direction within a half bowl does anybody know want to symbol means

Jack Wellman July 15, 2019 at 2:51 pm

Hello Lee and thank you for your question sir. I was not able to find any history about two Christian fish symbols in opposite direction and I am sorry that I wasn’t able too. I do know that the fish symbol is often accompanied by an acrostic of Greek letters—the first five letters of five Greek words: Iesous, Greek for “Jesus”; Christos, Greek for “anointed”; Theou, Greek for “God’s”; uios, Greek for “Son”; and sōtēr, Greek for “Savior”. Together, this spells ICTHUS, which as an acrostic means “Jesus Christ, God’s Son, the Savior.” The two fish facing each other may have been for aesthetics or artistic reasons.

Karen Abrams March 16, 2020 at 1:44 pm

Excellent article Robert Driskell! It was very thourough but concisely written in spite of your “brief research”!


Jack Wellman March 16, 2020 at 2:15 pm

I agree with you Karen. Mr. Driskell did an excellent job.

Tracy Tomlinson April 13, 2020 at 4:17 pm

We came across which we think is a cross made of thick twigs. We are wondering if this could be one made many years ago. We found it in a tree which had an arch way cut out. Wish I could send the picture to someone go see what they think.

Jack Wellman April 14, 2020 at 10:01 am

Hello Tracy. Only a geologist or archeologist can tell us how old this cross is, so until it’s dated, we cannot know if it’s been around “many years.” I’d check it out though.

Cathy Amburn December 17, 2020 at 12:54 pm

Thank u for ur way of explaining this bc of this I now know that I have a mission to teach bc Jesus see fit that I am healed and that it is my time to be the fisherman and go out to catch and bring. The fish home and deliver them from their strife.

Charlotte January 23, 2021 at 8:19 pm

When the sun is shining brightly it forms the fish as it shines through my pine tree upon the bank in my back yard. This was first seen on Dec 7, 2020 and shows up every day that the sun shines brightly. We just moved here and are taking this as a sign from God that this was the right thing to do when I was wondering. I feel it marks us as a Christian home. Anyone can see this plainly and I have shown it to many. He even has an eye in the correct place. I have a picture of it in my phone but don’t know how to post it. I did post it on Facebook.

Gustavo Alex Flores September 28, 2021 at 10:44 am

Actually the fish symbol was used as a symbol of ‘life’ in ancient times, hence, the reason Jesus, the bread of life, fed the 4000 and 5000 bread and fish (ie: bread of life).

Previous post:

Next post: