Why the Chalice

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The chalice bearing the X-shaped Cross of Saint Andrew became a symbol of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in 1969. The chalice symbolizes the centrality of the Lord’s Supper as well as the cup of Christian self-giving to the world. The Cross of Saint Andrew, the national cross of Scotland, focuses our attention on our Scottish Presbyterian roots and reminds us of where the restoration movement first gained momentum. Saint Andrew has been identified with the laity and evangelism, prominent emphases of the Disciples of Christ over the years.