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What symbolizes the Holy Spirit?



A. Water
B. Anointing
C. Fire
D. Dove
E. All of the above

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Holy Spirit (Catholic)
Asked by Thomas, Last updated: Jul 03, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 08, 2016

All of the above-eight symbols of the holy spirit (ccc 694-701)water - water signifies the spirits action in baptism. anointing - anointing is the sacramental sign of confirmation.fire - fire symbolizes the transforming energy of the spirit.cloud and light - in the new testament, the spirit overshadowed the virgin mary and during the transfiguration the spirit came in a cloud and overshadowed everyone (lk 9:34-35). at the ascension, the cloud took jesus from the disciples sight (acts 1:9).the seal - the seal indicates the indelible effect of the spirit in baptism, confirmation, and holy orders.the hand - in acts, the apostles bestow the spirit by the laying on of hands. the finger - the spirit, the finger of the fathers right hand, writes on the tablets of human hearts (2 cor 3:3).the dove - when christ came up from his baptismal bath, the spirit in the form of a dove remained upon him.
 

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