What does IHS on a Christian cross mean?
It is a monogram for the name of Jesus - see related link below:
Many confused and erroneous explanations of the meaning of the
IHS monogram exist, most ascribing meanings to each letter as an
acronym. However, IHS is not an acronym at all.
The monogram originated from abbreviations of the name 'Jesus' in ancient Greek script written by Hebrew scribes. The English 'Jesus' derives from the Hebrew name 'Yeshua' (יֵשׁוּעַ), a common alternative form of the name 'Joshua' (יְהוֹשֻׁעַ - Yehoshuah) from Hebrew "to rescue, deliver, save". Hebrew scribes translating the Old Testament into Greek (before the birth of Christ) transliterated 'Yeshua' to Greek Ἰησοῦς ("Iēsous") using the same root sound 'Yesh-' combined with the Greek nominative case suffix "-ous" later reduced to "Iesus". Later Roman scribes, rather than repeatedly writing this full name in their texts on the subject, abbreviated or contracted the root of the name to two capital Greek letters, 'IH' (iota - eta), and added their own 'S' for the nominative case suffix "-us" (masculine singular, second declension). This was very common for such repeated words as sacred names (nomina sacra) and there are many more such instances in Greek and Roman manuscripts from the period, including other early Christian monograms.
Thus יֵשׁוּעַ became Ἰησοῦς became IHS for JE-su-S
The IHS monogram gained popularity in the 12th century when St. Bernard insisted much on devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus, and 14th century Blessed John Colombini, founder of the Jesuati, often wore it on his breast. It became a symbol not unlike the Chi-Rho first popularized in the 4th century, and it was iconographic for St. Vincent Ferrer (d. 1419). St. Bernardine of Sienna (d. 1444) truly spread its use by brandishing it as a shield at sermons and having it inscribed on plaques and walls as a symbol of peace and piety. St. Ignatius of Loyola adopted the monogram as the emblem of the Jesuit Order (1541), incorporating a cross above the "H" and three nails below, surrounded by the sun.
I think you mean IHS rather than YHS. Although originally simply standing for Christ's name, IHS is now regarded as a monogram that stands for the Latin Iesus Hominum Salvator - Jesus the Saviour of the World.
This is a monogram of the name of Jesus Christ. From the 3rd century the names of Christ were sometimes shortened, particularly in Christian inscriptions (IH and XP, for Jesus and Christus). In the 4th century the "sigla" (chi-rho) occurs not only as an abbreviation but also as a symbol. From the beginning, however, in Christian inscriptions the names of Jesus Christ, were shortened by contraction, thus IC and XC or IHS and XPS for… Read More
The cross on the flags is a Christian cross.
IHS is not Greek - it's Latin Although originally simply standing for Christ's name in Greek, IHS is now regarded as a monogram that stands for the Latin Iesus Hominum Salvator - Jesus the Saviour of the World.
The Christian Cross refers to the cross which Jesus died on and signifies the importance of him.
you mean INRI? Jesus of Nazareth king of the Jews
IHS Inc. (IHS)had its IPO in 2005.
As of July 2014, the market cap for IHS Inc. (IHS) is $9,167,352,615.57.
It means that Jesus died on the cross for every one.
IHS is an acronym for In His Service. It is often found combined with other letters for religious groups. For example, Rose Men In His Service would be RMIHS.
IHS. Abbreviation of the name Jesus by means of the first three letters in Greek (H being the uncial form of the letter eta). Later, however, attempts were made to understand the three letters as initials of words in Latin. Most popular was the interpretation In Hoc Signo [vinces], 'in this sign [thou shalt conquer]', the inscription on the cross seen in a vision by the emperor Constantine; or Iesus Hominum Salvator (Jesus, saviour of… Read More
The symbol for IHS Inc. in the NYSE is: IHS.
A cross tattoo on the wrist means that you are a Christian A cross ANYWHERE on a person, does Not always mean they are Christian! Some use/wear it as just another piece of jewlery.
IHS stands for the company "Information Handling Services".
The IHS Christian Emblem is a Monogram which represents the Holy Name of Jesus consisting of the three letters. During the Middle Ages, the Name of Jesus was written: IHESUS. The monogram, or emblem, IHS is an abbreviation of the name IHESUS. Roman Catholic Answer There is no letter "J" in Latin, at least until John Paul II decided there was, so that is why Jesus is spelled with an Iesus. The IHesus spelling above… Read More
It shows where he died, and he died for our sins.
Jesus "king of the Jews"
"Holy cross" or "saint cross" meaning the Christian symbol of the crucifixion of Christ.
jesus christ saviour of humanity, their is no j in latin
Being Christian means to be a follower of Christ. Also, if you believe that Jesus dies on the cross for our sins.
I assume you mean the Holy Cross. The cross symbolises the cross on which Jesus died, so that whenever a Christian casts his gaze upon one, he might remember that Jesus dies for his sins.
IHS Inc. was created in 1959.
If it is a cross it means you're a devout Christian.
Its the C for carter many ppl think its for Christian since its next to the cross but its for carter nd the cross is for god
Actually, she is christian but it's against the bible to write on yourself ans cut yourself
Normally, a catholic cross will actually have Jesus' broken body on the cross. Christian crosses are normally just crosses. They both, however stand for the same thing. ___ Catholics are Christians by the way. You might mean what is the difference between a Protestant cross and a Catholic cross.
The red cross is not anti Christian.
The Cross of St. Peter or Petrine Cross is an inverted Latin cross traditionally used as a Christian symbol, but in recent times also used widely as an anti-Christ symbol (a meaning which is not valid with respect to traditional conventions of Christian symbolism).
IHS (or JHS but for Telegraph crossword purposes it's IHS!)
The cross on doors as well as well as fish stand out, as a house where Christians live.
The letters IHS are not unique to the Lutheran denomination. One of the symbols for Jesus is the "IHS", because the first three letters I, H and S, help form Jesus's name in the Greek language.
It represented the crusades, it was adopted as the symbol for the christian crusades in 1096
The cross is not a symbol within the religion of Judaism, it is strictly a Christian symbol. That being said, from a historical perspective, to the majority of Jews view the cross is a symbol of death and persecution.
Cross Lanes Christian School was created in 1973.
The Cross of Tau, named after the Greek letter it resembles, is a form of the Christian cross symbol. It is also variously St. Anthony's Cross, Old Testament Cross, Anticipatory Cross, Cross Commissee, Egyptian Cross, Advent Cross, Croce taumata, Saint Francis's Cross, Crux Commissa. For more information, click on this link.
The cross is a symbol
It is the Christian Red Cross.
Typically , it shows a devotion to the Christian or Catholic faith . - Some individuals who have served time , atheists ,& etc get a cross tattooed on their middle finger . This is a " Eff Christianity " symbol .
well Jesus was crucified on the cross
A Christian cross has 12 sides.
It is more about beliefs and religions of the nations. While the Russian cross has the Jesus depicted on it, the Christian cross doesn't. One focuses on the resurrection and the other on the death of Jesus.
The cross is a Christian symbol because Jesus of Nazareth, the founder of Christianity was executed by Crucifiction, but being nailed to a cross. Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God, and by his death and resurrection he paid for the sins of his followers, which allows them to go to heaven.
The Christian cross with a ring around it is taken directly from the Pagan symbol of the zodiac. In Paganism the sun is always depicted in the center of the diagram. Hence, the ring represents the sun and the cross itself depicts the divisions of the four seasons.
The crosses in Christian religions symbolize the cross that Jesus dies on to save all of us from our sins. The cross is very important to the Christian religion.
A cross of ashes on a person's forehead means he/she attended Ash Wednesday services in a Christian church. The ashes are drawn on the worshiper's forehead as a sign of mourning for Christ and repentance to God.
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Jesus is considered a special case. For anyone else, dying on a cross makes a fool, not a Christian. The way to be a Christian is to believe in Jesus.
No. The Cross is a Christian symbol. It has no value in Judaism.
The Ankh was one of the earliest forms of the Christian cross called the "Crux Ansata" or 'cross with a handle'. It was adopted by early Coptic Christians. ANSWER 2: No, the ankh cross was the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic symbol known as the "key of life" or "key of the Nile." Crux ansata is Latin meaning "cross with a handle," which is how the Romans identified it. Although adopted by early Coptic Christians, it is… Read More
A common tattoo among Hispanic gang is the pachuco cross tattooed on the hand between the thumb and index finger, which is a sign of gang membership. In some countries, a cross tattooed on the hand simply means the obvious; Christian.