Trinity Church, Boston - Chi  Rho.
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Title:Trinity Church, Boston - Chi Rho
Notes:Trinity Church, Boston, was completed in 1877. Its architect was H. H. Richardson, and numerous artists and craftspeople contributed to the interior design. In 1971, Trinity was designated a National Historic Landmark for "possessing "exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States." This unusual adaptation of the Chi-Rho monogram shows the cross in an upright, rather than an X, position. The X served as the representation of the first letter of Christ's name. The P served as the representation of the second letter of Christ's name.

Donated by Anne Richardson, Nashville, TN.

Building:Trinity Church (Boston, Mass.)
Country:United States

General Subject:Chi Rho

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Copyright Source:Image donated by Jim Womack and Anne Richardson
Copyright Permission:Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0
Attribution:Trinity Church, Boston - Chi Rho, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved June 14, 2024]. Original source: Image donated by Jim Womack and Anne Richardson.
Record Number:51478 Last Updated: 2022-06-19 16:22:02 Record Created: 2007-05-29 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition