Holy Spirit Baptistery Project (completion due fiscal year 2017)
Square - Four sides representative of the Four Gospels / Evangelists
Octagon - Eight sides are representative of the Resurrection happening on the "Eighth Day". God created the world in six days, rested on the seventh, and presumably went back to work on the eighth. Christ entered Jerusalem on the first day of the week (Palm Sunday), died on the sixth day (Friday), rested in the tomb on the seventh day (Saturday), and arose and went back to work on the next first day of the week (Easter Sunday); this makes a total of eight days.
Triangle - Three sides are representative of the Trinity
Circle - This is the font itself. The circular shape is representative of eternity.
Twelve Triangles - Representative of the Twelve Apostles given the command to baptize all nations and of the Twelve Tribes brought to safety through the Red Sea.
Mattheus - Latin for Matthew
Marcus - Latin for Mark
Lucas - Latin for Luke
Iohannes - Latin for John
Shell - scallop shell represents baptism itself and it a water symbol
Cross - we are baptized into the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ
Fish - a water symbol and symbol of Christ himself (icthus)
Anchor - symbol of water and symbol of hope
A - Jesus is the First
Ω - Jesus is the Last
Flame - sign of the Holy Spirit given through baptism and at Pentecost
Dove - sign of the Holy Spirit given at the Baptism of the Lord
Boat - a water symbol, the boat represents the Church tossed on the waves of life but brought home to safety in Jesus Christ. Baptism brings us into the church.