Monday, January 9, 2012
New Bead: Chi Rho
The Chi Rho is a symbol used for Christ that dates back to the second century. The P over lapping the X are Greek Letters that symbolize the Greek name for Christ: ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ. There are slightly different historical accounts about where the symbol originated, but Constantine I, used this symbol on the shields of his soldiers. Now we see the symbol used throughout Catholic Churches. The X is also seen as a symbol for the Cross and Crucifixion. The wreath around the the Chi Rho is a symbol of the victory of the Resurrection. The Crucifixion and Resurrection are inseparable in this symbol as both are needed for our salvation. For more information and historical background, please visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi_Rhohttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi_Rho.
I am also working on the Jerusalem Cross which I will post in a couple days. Getting ready to open my shop in February!