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===The Theotokos===
 
===The Theotokos===
*MP or ΜΡ - ''Mother'' from the Greek ''Μητηρ'', part of the phrase ''Mother of God''
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*MP or MHP - ''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''
 
*ΘΥ - ''of God'' from the Greek ''Θεου'', part of the phrase ''Mother of God''
  
 
===The Saints===
 
===The Saints===
 
*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==

Latest revision as of 02:10, March 30, 2011

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


Contents

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 MHP - 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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