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Chi-Rho (Christogram, Labarum) Symbol

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Chi-Rho (Christogram, Labarum) Symbol The Chi-Rho (pronounced "KEE-roe") is a Christian symbol, which consists of the intersection of the capital Greek letters Chi (Χ) and Rho (Ρ), which the first two letters of "Christ" in Greek (ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ, Christos). The Chi-Rho can represent either Christ and Christianity, and is also known as Gram Cristo. Chi-Rho Chi-Rho The Chi-Rho is also known as labarum, based on the Latin word laureum, "military standard". This is based on Constantine the Chi-Rho symbol on its military standard after receiving his glorious vision of the Battle of the Milvian Bridge in the 312th Church historian Eusebius, who spoke to the emperor on their experience, which is described in:
On the top of the whole was fixed a wreath of gold and precious stones, and within this the symbol of the Saviour's name, two letters indicating the name of Christ by means of the initial letters, the letter X intersection P at the center.
The Chi-Rho was used by Christians before Constantine, but it is much more widespread after its adoption. The chi-rho on the coin Constantine and his Christian successors, sometimes separately and sometimes as part of a military standard, as described by Eusebius. It is still widely used today.