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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:Abbreviations|talk page]] and someone will provide the answer.{{stub}}  ==Titles==Many clerical and lay titles are often abbreviated. *Abp. - [[Archbishop]]*Bp. - [[Bishop]]*Dn. - [[Deacon]] (also Dcn.)*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]]*Sdn. - [[Subdeacon]]*Sf. - [[Saint|Sfânt]] (Romanian for ''saint'')*St. - [[Saint]] (plural: Sts. or Ss.) ==Iconography==In [[icon]]s, 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===*ΑΓ - ''Holy'' or ''Saint'' from the Greek ''Αγιος'' ==See also==*[[Saint commemorations]]*[[Iconography]] [[Category:Church Life]][[Category:Help]]LOL INTERNET

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