The symbol of the Saviour’s name, two letters indicating the name of Christ by means of its initial characters, the letter P being intersected by X in its centre; and these letters the Emperor Constantine I was IN THE HABIT OF WEARING ON HIS HELMET at a later period… The emperor constantly made use of this sign of salvation as a safeguard against every adverse and hostile power, and commanded that others similar to it should be carried at the head of all his armies.
While historians debate the authenticity of this tale, WHAT IS CERTAIN IS AFTER THIS EVENT THE CHI-RHO SYMBOL SPREAD LIKE WILDFIRE AND WAS USED IN CHRISTIAN ART THROUGHOUT THE ROMAN EMPIRE. Even to this day it is used in churches around the world and continues to represent the victorious God who has defeated sin and death.
Here is a Chi-rho medal designed for the coming Centennial Year 2026 of Mayknoll-Miriam College. The pendant is made of fine sterling silver with a 14k gold symbol at the center and comes with a complimentary non-tarnish stainless steel chain. A blue sapphire accent completes the blue and gold theme.
Jewelry Insider: CHI-RHO are two Greek letters that indicate the name of Christ which are placed on the ring worn by all Maryknoll Sisters. the Chi-Rho symbol reminds us of the mission of the Maryknoll sisters to make the love of God visible to everyone we meet
Size: Chi-rho pendant – 1.1 in
Chi-rho pendant including the loop – 1.4 in
We are accepting orders for this CHI-RHO for Christ HERS design. See also a CHI-RHO for Christ HIS design couple option in this link.
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