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Definition of the noun Chi-Rho

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  1. A combination of the Greek letters chi and rho, displayed ☧.


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Chi-rho a.k.a. The Chi Rho is one of the earliest forms of christogram, and is used by some Christians. It is formed by superimposing the first two letters chi and rho of the Greek word "ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ" = Christ in such a way to produce the monogram. Although not technically a Christian cross, the Chi-Rho invokes the crucifixion of Jesus, as well as symbolising his status as the Christ.

  • also known as 凱樂符號

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Google previewBeyond Compare (2009)

by Candace Camp

is called Chi-Rho or, sometimes, the monogram of Christ. It was a popular symbol of Christianity. Hanging down from the cross bar was a purple banner, interlaced with gold and embroidered with gold thread and jewels, and on this banner ...

Google previewConstantine & Rome (2004)

by R. Ross Holloway

The vision of an army advancing with a wall of shields adorned with the talismanic Chi-Rho is a dramatic one, but if Constantine's dream did occur just before the day of battle while the army was on the march, how, one may ask, was the paint ...

Google previewLearning Centers for Advent and Lent (2008)

by Doris Murphy

Make a Chi-Rho The Chi-Rho is a symbol made from the first two letters in Christ's name in Greek (Chi = X and Rho = P). You may have seen these letters on the communion host, on the priest's vestments, on prayer books, or somewhere in ...

Google previewSelected Poems (2007)

by Wystan Hugh Auden, Edward Mendelson

Dame Kind is a traditional name for nature, here especially in its sexual aspect; the Chi-Rho is an ancient symbol for Christ, comprising the first two letters of the Greek spelling of Christ; an alderliefest is one who is dearest of all. The solution to ...

Google previewTeaching Activities Manual for the Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth (2004)

by St Marys Press

The Chi-Rho is a symbol for Christ . By Baptism, every role in the Catholic Church is connected with Christ's ministry.

Google previewOur Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Catholic History (2004)

by Matthew Bunson, Margaret Bunson

CHI-RHO (as they were called) were the adherence to certain forms of Confucianism, ancient names for God, and especially ancestor worship. There was understandable question about the orthodoxy or regularity of such rites and an ...

Google previewThe Cambridge Historical Encyclopedia of Great Britain and Ireland (1990)

by Christopher Haigh

The chi-rho. often incorporating alpha and omega, was the most usual Christian emblem. It is seen right in a wall -painting ( reconstructed l in the chapel of Lullingstone Roman vilia. Floor mosaic at Hinton St Mary, Dorset, showing the chi -rho ...

Google previewOur Sunday Visitor's Catholic Encyclopedia (1998)

by Peter M. J. Stravinskas, Russell B. Shaw

Chi-Rho • The term is a form of "Greek shorthand" for the title "Christ." "Chi" and " Rho" are the first two letters in the Greek word Christos or "Christ." In Greek capital letters they appear as "X" and "P" — many times with the "X" superimposed on ...

Google previewNelson's Dictionary of Christianity (2001)

The Authoritative Resource on the Christian World by George Kurian

Chi-Rho as a monogram, used almost universally as a Christian symbol. 2. Any of various Christian three-dimensional symbols. They include: (a) Crowned fish, iota chi, H15 in a circle or cross. (b) Eightpointed star, cornerstone, eye of God.

Google previewCatholic Dictionary (2002)

by Peter M. J. Stravinskas

Chinese Rites: See Rites , Chinese Chi-Rho (KEE-ro): The abbreviation and term used to designate "Christ " ...

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