“Love in Action”

Donations:

Tuesday & Thursday

9:00 a.m. ~ 12:00 p.m.

1st Saturday of month

10:00 a.m. ~ 12:00 p.m.


Client Services:

Tuesday & Thursday

1:00 p.m. ~ 3:00 p.m.

1st Saturday of month

10:00 a.m. ~ 12:00 p.m.


Harry Looman

Memorial Building

960 E. Main Street

East Aurora, NY 14052

  1. (716)652-7272

fishofea@gmail.com


There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.

1 Cor 12:4-6

The Symbol of the FISH


The earliest Christians were often persecuted and forced to worship in hidden locations. These believers would scratch the secret symbol of a fish in the ground, drew the symbol on the doors of their homes, and on the walls of catacombs to help them identify themselves for other believers.


Not only was fish a common food of the day, often used and referenced by Jesus during His ministry, but the letters which make up the Greek word for fish, ΙΧθϒΣ, pronounced “IKTHUS”, also spell out the secret meaning: Ι - Jesus, Χ - Christ, θ - God’s, ϒ - Son, Σ - Savior.


The fish symbol transcends differences in cultures and denominations. Throughout generations it continues to identify followers of Jesus Christ.