Friday, 30 March 2012

The Other Cross

The Other Cross


Many of you may have seen the traditional Christian Cross?


But have you seen this?




Unless you've studied Early Christian and Byzantine art you may not be aware that for the first few centuries Chi Rho crosses were depicted as frequently as the t cross we're more familiar with.


Look to the left of the picture. There's a stylized Chi X blended with a Greek Rho. It's not just Irish manuscripts that have Chi Rho crosses.


There is more than one Cross symbol.