Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
This banner is part of a striking Photo Series Advent Banner Set designed to add a banner to your sanctuary each Sunday of Advent; this one being used on Christmas Sunday. The beautiful, crystal clear image of a white candle with the Chi-Rho symbol and sitting in holly on this purple banner with "Chi-Rho" written at the top in delicate script visually mirrors your Advent Wreath. The high-resolution image is digitally printed on elegant poplin fabric. A 3” pole hem in the top and bottom, along with a T-pole cut out in the top allow for quick and easy installation. The banner is 18" x 60".
The other banners in this set can be found in the Related Products Section below, along with banner stands.
Take a moment to check out all our banners and select others that will work in your sanctuary.
In most instances you may wipe the banner with a damp cloth. For complete care information please consult the care instructions that arrive with with your banner.
Did you know...
The Chi-Rho is one of the earliest cruciform symbols used by Christians. It is formed by superimposing the first two letters of the word "Christ" in Greek. The Chi-Rho invokes the crucifixion of Jesus as well as symbolizing his status as the Christ.
The earliest evidence of the Chi-Rho symbol is Constantine's use of it on the labarum, the imperial standard, in the early t century CE. Lactantius, a 4th century Christian apologist, reports that on the eve of the Battle of the Milvian Bridge in 312 CE, Constantine had a vision of God in which he was commanded to mark his men's shields with the Chi-Rho symbol. After Constantine's success at the Milvian bridge, the Chi-Rho became the official imperial insignia.
Archaeologists have uncovered evidence demonstrating that the Chi-Rho was emblazoned on the helmet and shield of Constantine as well as those of all of his soldiers. Coins and medallions minted during Constantine's reign also bore the Chi-Rho.