Tattoo #1: Chi Rho, the oldest known christogram in existence that begins with Alpha and ends with Omega. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Tattoo #1: Chi Rho, the oldest known christogram in existence that begins with Alpha and ends with Omega. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Monograms of Jesus. A monogram is one or more letters put together to form a symbol. Monograms date back to the first century and are among Christianity’s oldest symbols.  Monograms that are connected to Jesus Christ (Chi Rho, etc.) are called chrismons. The term chrismon comes from two Latin words Christi Monogramma which mean “monogram of Christ.” Chrismon trees, a tradition started in American churches in the mid-1900’s, is one way in which chrismons can be displayed in a church.

Monograms of Jesus. A monogram is one or more letters put together to form a symbol. Monograms date back to the first century and are among Christianity’s oldest symbols. Monograms that are connected to Jesus Christ (Chi Rho, etc.) are called chrismons. The term chrismon comes from two Latin words Christi Monogramma which mean “monogram of Christ.” Chrismon trees, a tradition started in American churches in the mid-1900’s, is one way in which chrismons can be displayed in a church.

A late-nineteenth-century micro-mosaic pendant in the form of a Chi-Rho/labarum cross with an oval panel depicting a dove, symbol of the Holy Spirit.

A late-nineteenth-century micro-mosaic pendant in the form of a Chi-Rho/labarum cross with an oval panel depicting a dove, symbol of the Holy Spirit.

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