Abbreviations

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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 page and someone will provide the answer.

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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

  • AΓ - 'Agios', which means "Holy" or "Saint"

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