The Tau (T) cross is the anticipatory cross, one of the signs from the Old Testament believed by the Early Church Fathers to prefigure Christ. The Christian use of the Tau Cross dates back to its beginnings. St. Anthony of Egypt bore a cross in the form of a tau on his cloak. The Tau Cross is most commonly used in reference to the Franciscan Order & St. Francis of Assisi, who adopted it after hearing Pope Innocent III talk about the symbol. It is now a symbol of the Franciscan Order.