17 May, 2013
The Alpha/Omega Chi Rho Cross
The Alpha (Α) and Omega (Ω) are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, and, according to some traditions, are representative of Jesus Christ.
“’I am the Alpha and the Omega,’ says the Lord God,” (Rev. 1:8).
“Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: ‘I am the first and I am the last and there is no God besides Me…’” (Isaiah 44:6).
These letters are thus used in Christian symbolism, sometimes shown to the left and right of Christ’s head, on His halo, or with the Chi-Rho symbol.
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