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Chi-Rho Symbol

The Chi Rho is one of the earliest cruciform symbols used by Christians. It is formed by superimposing the first two letters of the word "Christ" in Greek, chi = ch and rho = r.

Chi Rho, Chrismon, Monogram of Christ, Labarum
Chi and Rho are the first two letters of "Christ" in Greek. Sometimes it is called the Monogram of Christ or Chrismon or Labarum.

Chi Rho Cross
Roman Emperor Constantine decided on an emblem for his military and named it Labarum. The idea for of this emblem appeared to him as a light in the noon-day sky, and he took it as a sign from God.