Explanation of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Logo

The symbol speaks loudly of the African Methodist Esiscopal Zion Church


The Triangle - Representing the God head, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit called the Holy Trinity, usually forms the equilateral triangle.  
The Ecclesiastical Color - Sign of the mood of a church festival. Within recent years, the interpretation of black has changed to encompass a texture of the whole life - all colors blended, melted together - joy, sadness, struggle, faith, hope, and finally life eternal.

"V" - Widely used symbol of Victory. The "V" can be seen and represents a church born vistoriously under the leadership of James Varick, our First Bishop, 1750-1827. "V" for Varick.

The Latin Cross - Is one of the most accepted symbols of Christianity the World over. The plain cross empty, "He is not here, He is risen victoriously."

The Cross is Red - Is used with power, love, glory and honor as associated with our Lord^s passion, suffering, and the Christian^s Zeal.

"A" - African - refers to our African background in black suggests the cradle of civilization from where come all races, colors, and creeds.

"M" - Methodist - Refers to the doctrine about God and Christ to which we adhere; it is in Green, the universal color of growth, progress and hope.

"E" - Episcopal - Means they we are a church overseen by Church Fathers, called Bishops. Purple, so often worn by our Episcopacy denotes kingly authority in Godly judgment, the union of love and pain in humility.

"Z" - Zion - God^s holy Hill stands for our branch of Methodism which is a separate entity from our sister churches like, A.M.E., C.M.E., M.E., True to God - "true blue" it is symbolic of heaven and sincerely.

"A Church Where Everybody Is Somebody And Christ Is Lord Of All"