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Many clerical and lay titles are often abbreviated.


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


  • 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

See also