Chi-Rho


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Chi-Rho

Chi-Rho

 (kī′rō′, kē′-)
n. pl. Chi-Rhos
A monogram and symbol for Christ, consisting of the superimposed Greek letters chi (Χ) and rho (Ρ), often embroidered on altar cloths and clerical vestments. Also called Chrismon, Christogram.

[chi + rho, first two letters of Greek Khrīstos, Christ.]
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No one knows exactly how this happed: One story is that in $12 CF, the Roman Emperor Constantine saw the chi-rho in a dream in which Period told him "in this sign you will conquer.
Portable Christian altar - handheld stone altar with an early Chi-Rho carved on the front.
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