The man known as Philly Jesus was arrested after he refused to leave the Apple Store in Center City.
Court records show that the Philadelphia figure, a 29-year-old whose name is Michael Grant, is facing charges of defiant trespassing and disorderly conduct.
He was released from custody after an early Tuesday arraignment.
Officers were called to the store at 1607 Walnut St. after he refused workers' requests to leave shortly after 6 p.m. Monday, according to police radio reports.
Witnesses reported that the dispute was over the cross Grant frequently carries with him around the city. Images of Philly Jesus being placed in handcuffs were widely shared on social media.
His next court hearing is scheduled for May 17.