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chi rho

monogram of first two letters of Christ’s name in Greek. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 111]
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Roger will be remembered by many of his contemporaries when he became the first president of the Chi-Rho Club, founded by Father Donald P.
Rhode Island) and the importance of the chi-rho in insular and Anglo-Saxon manuscript decoration.
Hurtado examines manuscripts used by early Christians as artifacts that reveal aspects of early Christianity: the earliest texts of Old and New Testament; the preference for the codex over the scroll; the use of nomina sacra (abbreviations for sacred names); the staurogram (the chi-rho as the earliest symbol of the cross), and the size of codices.
For instance, I would question whether the well-known bust superimposed on a Chi-Rho at Hinton St Mary should be identified as Christ (Henig p.
Early Christian terracotta lamps with Christian symbols including fish, lambs and Chi-rho symbols will also be auctioned at Bonhams, Knightsbridge.