Stained Glass Symbols — The Chi-Rho

Chi Rho - Sacred Heart Catholic Church -  Wauzeka WIA Symbol for “Christ”

The Jewish people awaited God’s anointed one (or in Hebrew, “Messiah,”) a priest, prophet, and king who would lead and save them. Jesus, anointed by the Holy Spirit and God the Father’s favor, was that promised Messiah. In Greek, the word for “anointed one” is “Christos,” spelled “ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ.” (Thus, “Christ” is not Jesus’ last name, but rather his title.) The Chi-Rho symbol merges the first two letters of this Greek word as a symbol for “Christ.”

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