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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Christmas Trivia - X-mas

The Greek letter C, c (pronounced “chi” and looks like the Roman letter X) was a popular abbreviation of the name Christ for the early persecuted Christians, X or “chi” is the first letter of Christ when written in Greek and also resembled the cross.

2 comments:

Carrie said...

Good to clarify this...some people who do not know of the origin of the use of the X, consider "Xmas" as trying to leave Christ out of Christmas!

Storm said...

Yes, many have this confused which is why I posted it.