This page should serve as a reference for abbreviations relevant to the Orthodox Church.
Many clerical and lay titles are often abbreviated.
- Abp. - Archbishop
- Archim. - Archimandrite
- Bp. - Bishop
- Dcn. - Deacon
- Dn. - usu. Deacon, sometimes Dean
- Fr. - Father
- Hmk. - Hieromonk
- Kh. - Khouria (Arabic for presbytera)
- Mat. - Matushka (Slavic for presbytera)
- Metr. - Metropolitan
- Patr. - Patriarch
- Pr. - Priest
- Pres. - Presbytera
- Rdr. - Reader
- Sdn. - Subdeacon
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.
- 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