Did You Know?
The reference in this show to a cross being inverted or turned upside down, and the meaning associated with it is wrong. An inverted cross is a reference to the crucifixion of Simon Peter, who felt unworthy of being crucified in the same manner as Jesus, so was crucified upside down. The symbolism of an upside down cross is submission to God. The cross itself is considered so holy that even inverted it carries the same basic meaning. The story of Peter's crucifixion is from an apocryphal Gospel, but the story is fairly well known, and the weight of its meaning is not diminished. The inverted cross is however frequently misinterpreted. See more