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Symbol [May. 30th, 2009|11:17 pm]
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Hi! Can anyone shed light on what this symbol is and what it means? It looks to me like a mix between cross and sword, but I really don't know. This symbol appears on the Imitation of Christ book.

Edit: Haha, this happens to me all the time. As soon as I ask, I have an insight. I've been wondering this question for years! Maybe it's just the cross and the letter ρ (rho) superimposed - standing for Christ.

[User Picture]From: vonjunzt
2009-05-31 04:53 am (UTC)
Close. It's known as the Chi-Rho. It's also known as the Labarum of Constantine, though predates him.
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