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Constantine's Syzygy

The Emperor Constantine adopted Christianity as the official religion of the Holy Roman Empire after seeing a vision of "XP" (Chi-Rho symbol) in the sky, the first 2 Greek letters in Christ's name. Constantine adopted the symbol for his army as a means of ensuring victory against his enemies. The symbol could be found on shields and armour.

 

If interested: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi_Rho

 

+ Chandalier in Greek Orthodox Church +

 

Happy Orthodox Easter!

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Taken on April 12, 2009