Thursday, January 28, 2016

IMPERIUM ROMANUM ORIENTALE SIGNUM CRUCIS

Eastern Roman Empire the Cross symbol

Historical sources
 according to Lactantius, Flavius Valerius Constantinus was visited by a dream the night before the battle, where in he was advised "to mark the heavenly sign of God on the shields of his soldiers ... by means of a slanted letter X with the top of its head bent round, he marked Christ on their shields."[1]

Lets check ; Here is that symbol :  

Explanation we read is that is about of superimposed ,not ordinary but Greek letters: "A monogram and symbol for Christ, consisting of the superimposed Greek letters chi (Χ) and rho (Ρ),often embroidered on altar cloths and clerical vestments. Also called Chrismon, Christogram..." [2]

[chi + rhofirst two letters of Greek KhrīstosChrist.] [3]
What is most than strange Greeks today for the Cross will say ;Σταυρός No need to add that Macedonian and all related modern languages of today for Cross will say: Cross -Eng. Krst -Maced. Krst-Bulg. Krst-Serb. Kriz -Croat . And no wonder because here is the root of that word . Krs; X-KS; P-ro; X + P ~> KS + Ro ~> Ro in between K`S ~> K Ro S...we read Kros . Kros or Crossed ,because Ro is present crossed at the middle of dual K`S or X two letters
Another words connected with word the Cross in Macedonian are and this :baptism baptize
Lets compare: Macedonian :KRST- KRSTI KRSTENJE English :The Cross, baptism baptize Greek :STAVROS Váptisi vaftísei Where the root for ever will be at letters  X Ro  KRoS  :)  
Such a strange ..

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Ref:
1- Lactantius, De Mortibus Persecutorum 44.4–6, tr. J.L. Creed,Lactantius: De Mortibus Persecutorum (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1984), qtd. in Lenski, "Reign of Constantine" (CC), 71.
2- American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Net links : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constantine_the_Great#Early_life http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Chi-Rho http://www.thefreedictionary.com/_/viewer.aspx?path=hm&name=A5chirho&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thefreedictionary.com%2FChi-Rho