The seal of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) symbolizes the church's identity, history, and mission. The dominant structural and theological motif of the cross represents God's love in Jesus Christ. Examine the cross. What do you see? The two horizontal center lines resemble an open Bible, representing the important role of the scriptures as a means of knowing God's word. The uppermost vertical section of the cross is shaped like a dove, symbolizing the Holy Spirit and representing the peace of Christ. The flames in the lower corners call to mind the birth of the church on Pentecost. Their shape forms an implied triangle, the traditional symbol of the Trinity. Look closer and you will find a pulpit, a baptismal font, a chalice, and a fish. For a more detailed explanation, visitwww.pucsa.org/oga/seal.htm.