What Is The Chi Rho?
Irapuato  07/12/2010 10:27
TES     13/12/2010 10:39
How interesting! I've seen that symbol a million times without even thinking about it! Wonderful, Thank you!
Irapuato     07/12/2010 10:40
The Chi Rho is one of the earliest forms of christogram, and is used by Christians. It is formed by superimposing the first two letters in the Greek spelling of the word Christ ( Greek: "Χριστός" ), chi = ch and rho = r, in such a way to produce the monogram . Although not technically a cross, the Chi Rho invokes the crucifixion of Jesus as well as symbolizing his status as the Christ[1].
The Chi-Rho symbol was also used by pagan Greek scribes to mark, in the margin, a particularly … [More]