Presbyterian Church USA
The seal of the Presbyterian Church (USA)
is a symbolic statement of the church's heritage, identify, and mission. The basic symbols in the seal are the cross, Scripture, the dove, and flames. The Celtic cross is used because of its association with our history.
The descending dove is a symbol of the Holy Spirit.
The two top horizontal lines are a symbol of the Holy Scriptures. Beneath the symbol for the Holy Scriptures is the suggestion of the lectern or pulpit used in our worship.
The flames are a traditional symbol of the Trinity.
The triangle formed from the head of the dove to the base suggests the nature of our government, with its concern for balance and order.