Four letters said to be a symbol of Satan were painted at the main entry to New Beginnings Church on Tokeneke Road last Wednesday, police said.
Darien police gave this account of the incident:
On Wednesday, police were told that the church had been vandalized sometime between 7:30 and 7:50 p.m., the times when someone at the church first passed by the entrance, then passed by it again.
On the front door and on a concrete wall along the main entry, a vandal had marked the church with the letters "I V I I"—which the person at the church said was a symbol used by satanists.
Apparently the letters somehow relate to Roman numerals designating the number "6" in three different ways. The number "666" is mentioned in the Book of Revelation (Chapter 13, verses 17-18) as a symbol of Satan.