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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Some of the coins bear a prominent early Christian Chi-Rho symbol.
Finally, the eponymous Crispina is portrayed on the fourth-century sarcophagus in which she holds a codex monogrammed with the Chi-Rho symbol.
Entwined in the chi-rho is the Blessed Mother's crowned monogram: It symbolizes that the new bishop hails from Santa Maria, Bulacan, he's a devotee of Our Lady of the Rosary, and that his last assignment as a simple cleric was in the Fatima shrine.
"So both orientations of crossed lines--X shape and the more-or less lower case T shape--took on religious significance among Christians." 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." Constantine went on to legalize Christianity, which later became the official religion of Rome.
Portable Christian altar - handheld stone altar with an early Chi-Rho carved on the front.
A month from now we will celebrate the seventeen-hundredth anniversary of the appearance to Constantine of the Chi-Rho, radiant in the symbolic night of his unbelief and accompanied by the words: "In this sign you will conquer!" Later, Constantine signed the Edict of Milan, and gave his name to Constantinople.
Dehongliad arall yw fod Ictheus yn cynnwys llythrennau cyntaf "Crist Mab Duw", mewn ffordd yn debyg i'r cerrig "chi-rho", sef llythrennau cyntaf enw Crist yn yr wyddor Roegaidd, y X yw'r Chi a'r P yw Rho .
He added that the gate centered between two elegant and modern Chi-Rho monograms adorn the fortified towers that stand on either side of a fictitious window.
We even hear that after decades of work begun by Saint Colmcille, the artists are finally about to create the book's ornate centerpiece, "the Chi-Rho page." Um, please, Mr.