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The Theotokos
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.{{stub}}
*Abp. - [[Archbishop]]
*Archim. - [[Archimandrite]]
*Bp. - [[Bishop]]
*Dcn. - [[Deacon]]
*Dn. - usu. Deacon, sometimes [[DeaconDean]]
*Fr. - [[Priest|Father]]
*Hmk. - [[Hieromonk]]
*Kh. - [[Khouria]] (Arabic for ''presbytera'')
*Mat. - [[Matushka]] (Slavic for ''presbytera'')
*Metr. - [[Metropolitan]]
*Patr. - [[Patriarch]]*Pr. - [[Priest|Preot]] (Romanian for ''priest'')
*Pres. - [[Presbytera]]
*Rdr. - [[Reader]]
*SfSdn. - [[Saint|Sfânt]] (Romanian for ''saint'')*St. - [[SaintSubdeacon]]
==Iconography==
In [[icon]]s, many names and titles are abbreviated. This is often acknowledged with a character an elision marker (like a [http://www.ualberta.ca/~sreimer/ms-course/course/abbrevtn.htm tilde] ) placed above the remaining 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 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'' ===The Saints===*ΑΓ - ''Holy'' or ''Saint'' from the Greek ''Αγιος''*Sf. - [[Saint|Sfânt]] (Romanian for ''saint'')*St. - [[Saint]] (plural: Sts. or Ss.)
==See also==
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