The Red Chalice
The red chalice, shown in the image to the left, bearing the "X"-shaped Cross of St. Andrew, which has come to be the symbol of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), was developed in 1969. The chalice symbolizes the centrality of the Lord's Supper as well as the cup of Christian self-giving to the world.
The St. Andrew Cross, national cross of Scotland focuses attention on the Scottish Presbyterian roots of the church. Thomas and Alexender Campbell both studied in Scotland and were Presbyterians, drawing many of their ideas from developments taking place in that country. St. Andrew, too, has been identified with the laity and evangelism, prominent emphases of the Disciples over the years.