Chi-Rho (Labarum)


Chi-Rho (Labarum)
Chi-Rho (Labarum)
The name by which the military standard adopted by Constantine the Great after his celebrated vision (Lactantius, 'De mortibus persecutorum', 44), was known in antiquity

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  • Labarum (Chi-Rho) — • The name by which the military standard adopted by Constantine the Great after his celebrated vision (Lactantius, De mortibus persecutorum , 44), was known in antiquity Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Labarum (Chi Rho)      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Chi Rho — The Chi Rho symbol The Chi Rho is one of the earliest forms of christogram, and is used by Christians. It is formed by superimposing the first two (capital) letters chi and rho (ΧΡ) of the Greek word ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ =Christ in such a way to produce the… …   Wikipedia

  • Chi-Rho — Christusmonogramm Chi Rho Das Christusmonogramm ΧΡ, auch Chi Rho oder Konstantinisches Kreuz genannt, älter auch Christogramm, ist nach dem Kreuz und dem Fisch das am häufigsten verwendet …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Chi Rho — Christusmonogramm Chi Rho Das Christusmonogramm ΧΡ, auch Chi Rho oder Konstantinisches Kreuz genannt, älter auch Christogramm, ist nach dem Kreuz und dem Fisch das am häufigsten verwendet …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Chi Rho (disambiguation) — This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article. Chi Rho are the first two letters (chi = ch and rho = r) in the… …   Wikipedia

  • chi-rho — ˈkēˈrō, ˈkī noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized C&R Etymology: chi + rho, names of the 1st two letters of Greek Christos Christ : a Christian monogram and symbol formed of the first two letters, chi (Χ) and rho (Ρ), of the Greek word for Christ… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chi Rho —    Monogram of Christ s name (Christogram) used by Constantine I (q.v.). It consisted of an overlap of the first two Greek letters for Christos, the Chi (X) and a Rho (P). The monogram developed from the original labarum (q.v.), the military… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Alpha Chi Rho — Infobox Fraternity letters=ΑΧΡ name=Alpha Chi Rho colors=garnet and white flower=symbol=The Labarum motto= ΑΝΔΡΙΖΕΣΘΕ Be Men crest= founded=birth date and age|1895|6|4 birthplace=Trinity College type=Social fraternity scope= address= R.B. Stewart …   Wikipedia

  • Labarum — For the XP symbol, see Chi Rho. Labarum of Constantine I, displaying the Chi Rho symbol above. The labarum (Greek: λάβαρον) was a vexillum (military standard) that displayed the Chi Rho symbol ☧, formed from the first two Greek letters of …   Wikipedia

  • Labarum — Lab a*rum, n.; pl. {Labara}. [L.] The standard adopted by the Emperor Constantine after his conversion to Christianity. It is described as a pike bearing a silk banner hanging from a crosspiece, and surmounted by a golden crown. It bore a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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