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  • Lessons In Iconography : The Chi Rho - Christ

    08/03/2010 1:13:37 PM PDT · by bronxville · 18 replies · 10+ views
    The Foundation for Sacred Arts ^ | April 1, 2010 | Rachel Ross
    Lessons In Iconography : The Chi Rho - Christ The Chi Rho may well be one of the most recognized of Christian symbols, and it represents Christ himself. This simple symbol is made up of a superimposed "X" (chi) and a "P" (rho), the first two letters of Christ's name in Greek. Used from the earliest days of Christianity on lamps, liturgical objects, sarcophagi, and in catacomb painting, and still in wide use today, the Chi Rho is linked to the conversion of the Roman empire in the fourth century. In 312 AD, on the eve of his battle against...
  • Who Invented "X"mas?

    12/03/2004 7:54:47 AM PST · by rpellegrini · 172 replies · 10,733+ views
    Who invented "X"mas? Why not C'mas, instead? My guess is that it was some twisted lefty from the heyday of communism in America. Someone who thought it important to X out Christ, not simply abbreviate.
  • Which holiday? Just come out and say it

    11/25/2004 9:39:55 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 30 replies · 692+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 11-25-04 | DAVID W. DOWNING
    'In theaters this holiday." That's part of the advertising campaign that preceded the recently opened movie, "The Polar Express." Which holiday? Veterans Day? In that case, I missed it. Strange that a movie would play only one day. But of course, that's not what the marketing folks meant. The movie opened Nov. 12, the day after Veterans Day, and it will be playing for some time — maybe even through Presidents Day. All this "holiday" stuff is driving me nuts. "Buy our product this holiday." Which holiday? It doesn't make sense. I know what you're thinking. Just another rant from...