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This page should serve as a reference for '''abbreviations''' relevant to the [[Orthodox Church]]. If there is an abbreviation you do not understand, leave a note on the [[Talk:Abbreviations|talk page]] and someone will provide the answer.
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This page should serve as a reference for '''abbreviations''' relevant to the [[Orthodox Church]].
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*Abp. - [[Archbishop]]
 
*Abp. - [[Archbishop]]
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*Archim. - [[Archimandrite]]
 
*Bp. - [[Bishop]]
 
*Bp. - [[Bishop]]
 
*Dcn. - [[Deacon]]
 
*Dcn. - [[Deacon]]
*Dn. - [[Deacon]]
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*Dn. - usu. Deacon, sometimes [[Dean]]
 
*Fr. - [[Priest|Father]]
 
*Fr. - [[Priest|Father]]
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*Hmk. - [[Hieromonk]]
 
*Kh. - [[Khouria]] (Arabic for ''presbytera'')
 
*Kh. - [[Khouria]] (Arabic for ''presbytera'')
 
*Mat. - [[Matushka]] (Slavic for ''presbytera'')
 
*Mat. - [[Matushka]] (Slavic for ''presbytera'')
 
*Metr. - [[Metropolitan]]
 
*Metr. - [[Metropolitan]]
 
*Patr. - [[Patriarch]]
 
*Patr. - [[Patriarch]]
*Pr. - [[Priest|Preot]] (Romanian for ''priest'')
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*Pr. - [[Priest]]
 
*Pres. - [[Presbytera]]
 
*Pres. - [[Presbytera]]
 
*Rdr. - [[Reader]]
 
*Rdr. - [[Reader]]
 
*Sdn. - [[Subdeacon]]
 
*Sdn. - [[Subdeacon]]
*Sf. - [[Saint|Sfânt]] (Romanian for ''saint'')
 
*St. - [[Saint]]
 
  
 
==Iconography==
 
==Iconography==
In [[icon]]s, many names and titles are abbreviated.  This is often acknowledged with an elision marker (like a [http://www.ualberta.ca/~sreimer/ms-course/course/abbrevtn.htm tilde] placed above the letters.  Most often, the first and last letters of the word or name are retained.
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In [[icon]]s, many names and titles are abbreviated.  This is often acknowledged with an elision marker (like a [http://www.ualberta.ca/~sreimer/ms-course/course/abbrevtn.htm tilde]) placed above the letters.  Most often, the first and last letters of the word or name are retained.
  
 
===Christ===
 
===Christ===
*IC or ΙΣ - [[Jesus]] from the Greek Ιησους
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*IC or ΙΣ - ''[[Jesus]]'' from the Greek ''Ιησους''
*XC or ΧΣ - [[Christ]] from the Greek Χριστος
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*XC or ΧΣ - ''[[Christ]]'' from the Greek ''Χριστος''
  
 
===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''
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*ΘΥ - ''of God'' from the Greek ''Θεου'', part of the phrase ''Mother of God''
  
==The Saints==
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===The Saints===
*AΓ - 'Agios', which means "Holy" or "Saint"
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*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==
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Latest revision as of 01:10, March 30, 2011

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


Contents

[edit] Titles

Many clerical and lay titles are often abbreviated.

[edit] 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.

[edit] Christ

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

[edit] 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

[edit] The Saints

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

[edit] See also

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