Even at the moment of his death the Holy Spirit continued to overshadow Jesus. Mary's deep sorrow is shown by the handkerchief used to wipe away her tears. John was the only Apostle to remain beside Jesus during his Passion. Because we are Maronites St. Maron is shown on the crucifix. The sign written by Pontius Pilate: Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudeorum (Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews) IC in Greek are the first and last letters of Jesus, and XC is the first and last letters of Christ. In addition, the letters of the halo mean The Existing One. Golgotha was called Place of the Skull because the hill had the appearance of a skull and also because Adam's bones were said to rest there. Grape vines and stalks of wheat are a direct reference to Communion. Because of the Jewish roots in artistry found in the Eastern Church Jesus is depicted modestly clothed. It is also traditional to depict the Crucifixion with four nails as well.