happy new year
January is the Holy Name of Jesus month. The ancient cross on the left is a symbol of Christ with the Greek letters X (Chi) and P (Rho) which are the first two letters of Christos (or Christ). This symbol was used to mark Christian burial tombs in the catacombs, and was also used by the former pagan, Emperor Constantine (who became Christian) on his flags and shields. The cross we know today replaced it after the fall of the Roman Empire.