Christmas Special: CHRISTMAS OR XMAS????
Christmas is additionally here and there known as Xmas. A few people don’t believe it’s right to call Christmas ‘Xmas’ as that takes the ‘Christ’ (Jesus) out of Christmas. (As Christmas originates from Christ-Mass, the Church administration that praised the introduction of Jesus.)
However, that isn’t exactly right! In the Greek language and letters in order, the letter that resembles a X is the Greek letter chi/Χ (articulated ‘kye’ – it rhymes with ‘eye’) which is the primary letter of the Greek word for Christ, Christos.
The early church utilized the initial two letters of Christos in the Greek letter set ‘chi’ and ‘rho’ to make a monogram (image) to speak to the name of Jesus. This resembles a X with a little p on the top:
The image of a fish is at times utilized by Christians (you may see a fish sticker on a vehicle or somebody wearing a little fish identification). This originates from when the principal Christians needed to meet stealthily, as the Romans needed to slaughter them (before Emperor Constantine turned into a Christian). Jesus had said that he needed to make his adherents ‘Fishers of Men’, so individuals began to utilize that image.
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At the point when two Christians met, one individual drew a large portion of an essential fish shape (regularly utilizing their foot in the residue on the ground) and the other individual drew the other portion of the fish. The Greek word for fish is ‘Ikthus’ or ‘Ichthys’. There are five Greek letters in the word. It can likewise make up a sentence of Christian convictions ‘Ie-sous Christos Theou Huios So-te-r’ which in English signifies “Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior”. The second letter of these five letter is X or Christos!
So Xmas can likewise mean Christmas; however it ought to likewise be articulated ‘Christmas’ instead of ‘ex-mas’!