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Grave marker meaning

Grave marker meaning

Posted: 13 Nov 2012 4:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 13 Nov 2012 4:17PM GMT
Surnames: Rohr
Can anyone please tell me what the LHS at the top of this marker stands for?

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=ro...;

Thank you

Originally thought it was an LHS, but now thinking it is IHS, which I have found information on. Let me know if I am wrong other wise going with IHS.
Thanks again

Re: Grave marker meaning IHS

Posted: 14 Nov 2012 1:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 14 Nov 2012 1:19AM GMT
This is a very common symbol in Catholic Cemeteries, and throughout the Catholic Church.

It's Greek for Jesus and/or The Holy Name of Jesus.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Name_of_Jesus

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christogram


http://cemeteries.wordpress.com/2006/08/23/ihs/

Re: Grave marker meaning IHS

Posted: 14 Nov 2012 2:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you

Re: Grave marker meaning

Posted: 16 Nov 2012 6:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
The letters IHS form the monogram of His holy name; they are derived from the Greek six-letter word for Jesus, thus the first three letters are; Iota, Eta, Sigma,so the monogram should not be used with periods after the letters. From The Catholic Encyclopedia. It is likely this person is a Father of the Church, of Byzantine rites.jenny

Re: Grave marker meaning

Posted: 1 Dec 2012 3:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
Most likely (from Wikipedia)

A common Christogram based on the first three letters of "Jesus" in Greek (Ίησους, in Greek capitals ΙΗΣΟΥΣ, or ΙΗϹΟΥϹ using lunate sigmas, semi-Latinized IHSOVS).

Re: Grave marker meaning

Posted: 21 Sep 2013 6:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
It can also stand for the Latin phrase "In hoc signo vinces":
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_hoc_signo_vinces
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