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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.
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.)
In [[icon]]s, many names and titles are abbreviated.  This is often acknowledged with an elision marker (like a [http://www.ualberta.ca/~sreimer/ms-course/course/abbrevtn.htm tilde]) placed above the 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''
===The Saints===
*ΑΓ - ''Holy'' or ''Saint'' from the Greek ''Αγιος''
==See also==
*[[Saint commemorations]]
[[Category:Church Life]]

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