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Monday, April 28, 2014

X - X'mas ~ A-Z Blogger Challenge 2014

The chill winds bring in a freshness, a freshness with a positive vibe. The snow flakes brush the skin softly as they touch the ground. The ringing of the bells, the beautiful notes of the carols being sung and played, the colorful wreaths on the door, the socks hanging over the fireplace and the hope that good will prevail over the evil, bringing with it a lot of joy and prosperity, says a lot about the season of X’mas.

Having studied in a Convent, I had the privilege of knowing and celebrating this beautiful festival X’mas. But I always wondered why Christmas is popularly referred to as X’mas. As I googled, I got some interesting explanation from Wikipedia. It is believed that Christ was often referred to as ‘Xp’ or ‘Xt’ which are asserted from references in Anglo Saxon Chronicles. The ‘X’ and ‘P’ were the uppercase forms of letters χ (Ch) and ρ (R) in Greek. And in Greek, Christ is spelled as Χριστος.

Interesting, isn't it? If you have any inputs, do share!!



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