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===The Saints===
 
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*ΑΓ - ''Holy'' or ''Saint'' from the Greek ''Αγιος''
 
*ΑΓ - ''Holy'' or ''Saint'' from the Greek ''Αγιος''
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*Sf. - [[Saint|Sfânt]] (Romanian for ''saint'')
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*St. - [[Saint]] (plural: Sts. or Ss.)
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 00:51, March 30, 2011

This page should serve as a reference for abbreviations relevant to the Orthodox Church.


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Titles

Many clerical and lay titles are often abbreviated.

Iconography

In icons, many names and titles are abbreviated. This is often acknowledged with an elision marker (like a tilde) placed above the letters. Most often, the first and last letters of the word or name are retained.

Christ

  • IC or ΙΣ - Jesus from the Greek Ιησους
  • XC or ΧΣ - Christ from the Greek Χριστος

The Theotokos

  • MP or ΜΡ - Mother from the Greek Μητηρ, part of the phrase Mother of God
  • ΘΥ - of God from the Greek Θεου, part of the phrase Mother of God

The Saints

  • ΑΓ - Holy or Saint from the Greek Αγιος
  • Sf. - Sfânt (Romanian for saint)
  • St. - Saint (plural: Sts. or Ss.)

See also

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