The Cross is the great Christian symbol. It evokes Jesus who died on a cross on the Friday before the great Sabbath of Pessah, the Jewish feast of Easter. Whereas free men condemned to death were beheaded, slaves were crucified. Pontius Pilate had thousands of men crucified. No death was deemed more abject.
Christian faith has it that the same Jesus rose from the dead on the morning of the first day after the Sabbath – which was to become the Day of the Lord, our Sunday, the first day of the Christian week. How is it then that Christians chose the Cross as their main symbol instead of an image of Christ getting out of the tomb with the full energy of the Resurrection?