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*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''
  

Latest revision as of 02:10, 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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