In 312 AD at the Milvian bridge over the Tiber River in Rome two mighty armies gathered to do battle
This battle between Constantine and Maxentius would decide who controlled the Roman Empire.
Maxentius prayed to the Roman gods for help but Constantine turned instead to the God of the Christians.
In the sky Constantine saw a vision, a glowing cross and the words – In this sign you will conquer.
Constantine was amazed. He adopted Christ’s sign, the Chi Rho, and painted it on his soldiers’ shields.
Constantine went into battle, even though his army was outnumbered, and won. From then on he regarded himself as a Christian.
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