chrismons What they mean The word Chrismon is the combination of parts of two words — Christ and monogram. A Chrismon is a monogram of Christ and depicts symbols of the Christian faith.
Alpha and Omega: The first and last letters of the Greek alphabet reflect “I am the Alpha and Omega,” the beginning and the end.
Chi Rho: The Greek monogram of the first letters of the word Christ. This was a widely used early Christian symbol. The Greek letter, chi, which looks like an “x,” identified followers of Christ.
Circle: The form, with no beginning or end, symbolizes eternity and God, the eternal one.
Dove: Symbol of the Holy Spirit.
Fish: Early Christians used the fish symbol as a secret sign and password. To outsiders, it was a decoration; to the Christian, it affirmed faith in Christ.
Latin cross: A reminder of Christ’s death.
Orb with cross: A symbol of the Lord’s dominion.
Star of David: Reflects origin in Hebrew/Jewish tradition. It also represents the star announcing Christ’s birth.
Triangle: Represents the Holy Trinity — the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.