The Latin Cross is universally recognized as the symbol of Christianity. While it may look simple to the eye, the symbol is imbued with deep meaning to all Christians. After the trial, Christ is mocked by the Roman soldiers. He is forced to wear a crown of thorns and carry the cross, the very instrument of His suffering and death, to Calvary. Many works of art depict Christ carrying the cross.
Christ carrying the cross can also be found in the cemetery marking graves as does the monument found in the Mt. Elliott Cemetery at Detroit.
Many gravestones pay to tribute Christ carrying the cross without actually showing Christ in the depiction.