One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A symbol for Christ, consisting of the Greek letters chi (Χ) and rho (Ρ)
- ‘The Chi-Rho monogram, or Christogram, combined X and P, the first two letters in the name of Christ.’
- ‘One of the oldest Christograms is the Chi-Rho or Labarum.’
- ‘The most common Christogram is IHS or IHC, derived from the first three letters of the Greek name of Jesus.’
- ‘On the main wall opposite the entrance the apostles Peter and Paul are pointing towards the Christogram symbolising the presence of Christ.’
- ‘The letters forming the Christogram begin an elegiac couplet in Greek that moves down the mast to encompass part of the ship, at which point a series of Latin hexameters takes over.’
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