Square Arrows and Spear represent the Apostle St. Thomas. Arrows suggest the service of God through a spiritual weapon. The Spear is a symbol of the Passion because it was used to pierce Christ’s side on the Cross. Thomas, known as “doubting Thomas”, did not believe in the Resurrection until thrusting his hands into his side. Thomas brought the faith to India.
Open Bible with Flaying Knife depicts the Holy Scriptures with the emblem of St. Bartholomew. Bartholomew, a disciple of Christ who traveled as far east as India, was flayed alive and then crucified.
Glastonbury Thorn which represents Christ’s birth. Thorns also
signify grief, trouble and sin.
Crown of Thorns and Nails, a representation of Christ’s crucifixion. The crown of thorns was placed on Jesus’ head by Solders before the Crucifixion as a mockery of the King of the Jews.