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 is sitting in holly on this purple banner with "Chi-Rho" written at the top in delicate script--visually mirroring 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 2' x 6'.
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.