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Re: What is this and what does it mean?
Posted by: Graham (ID *****0365) Date: May 01, 2003 at 05:16:16
In Reply to: What is this and what dose it mean? by Louise Hamilton of 411

Here's my guess ...

First three letters of "Jesus" in Greek are iota-eta-sigma.

The Greek capital letter version of these are a popular Christian inscription when arranged like a monogram with the letters on top of each other - IHS.

I suspect this is what you have seen (it's popular in Catholic cemeteries especially).

The Jesuits (the Society of Jesus) also use it to mean:
"Iesus Hominum Salvator" or "Jesus, Saviour of Mankind."

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