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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.



Published: Sat, December 21, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

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.


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