The Armenian Cross
Paganism in Armenia, therefore it is not surprising
that the Armenian Cross mirrors some of the designs
favored in those days: vines and floral swirls.
The winged Armenian Cross has a busy design where
the lower shaft is usually just slightly longer than
the arms and top, and each member is always seen
with the distinctive double tips.
The Armenian cross is symbolic of life in these
ways, the crossbars intersect at a midpoint that
signifies the four corners of the world meeting at
life's center. The "empty" Armenian cross (as
opposed to the Catholic crucifix bearing the body of
Jesus) emphasizes Jesus' victory over death the
appearance of vines and grapes as decorative
motifs in the Armenian cross symbolizes the life
generated from the cross which was otherwise an
instrument of death.