Page 2, 27th November 1953

27th November 1953
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Page 2, 27th November 1953 — Xmas-or-Christmas

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SIR,-Mr. Stanhope-Pearce's letter shows some confusion regarding the above abbreviation. It is certainly amazing that people do not know what "X" stands for. It actually does mean "Christ," and is derived from the Greek word for Christ, and was in use in the second century A.D. It is contained in the symbol known as the "Chi-Rho-Iota." This symbol is increasingly in use in both Catholic and Anglican churches-as a decoration-a good example of the necessities of one age becoming the ornaments of the next!

"Artifex" G lasyers. Piggotts Hill, North Dean, High Wycombe, Bucks.

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