Christian Outdoor Flag (3' x 5') (Nylon)
Description and History
Like the American flag, the Christian flag is composed of three colors: red, white and blue. The ground of the Christian flag is white, symbolizing peace, purity and innocence. The upper flagpole-side corner canton is a deep royal blue, symbolizing fidelity to the Christian faith, and the red cross emblazoned upon it reminds all who behold it of the blood of Christ shed for the atonement of sin for all who believe.
The idea for a Christian flag was initially proposed by Charles C. Overton, a Sunday school superintendent in New York, on September 26, 1897. In 1907 Overton teamed up with Ralph Diffendorfer, secretary to the Methodist Young People's Missionary Movement, to produce and promote the flag. Six years later, the prolific lyricist Fanny Crosby and composer Raymond Huntington Woodman wrote the hymn “The Christian Flag.”
Much of what we know today about this flag was included in the book (now out of print) "Congratulations to the Christian Flag" by author and pastor James R. Pollock, Ph.D., D.D., a frontline U.S. Army chaplain who served with combat engineers and the 2nd Armored Division during World War II. Unfortunately Pollock passed away on March 25, 1996, just two days after completing his book’s fourth edition, and a year and a half before the Christian flag’s centennial.
Christian Flags have these quality features:
- Made from fade-resistant nylon
- Large appliqued cross
- Canvas-duck header – snowy white and impervious to harsh weather
- 2 solid brass grommets – rust-resistant
- Made in the USA
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