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The Chi - Rho

The Chi -Rho XP is one of the most popular Christian symbols of antiquity. Still seen in the worship and liturgy of the Catholic Church, the CHI RHO was formed of a combination of the two Greek letters chi X and rho P. They form a monogram for Jesus Christ's name. The X makes the "ch" sound and the P makes an "r" sound in the Greek alphabet.

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