Early Christian inscriptions
Early Christian inscriptions are the epigraphical remains of early Christianity. They are a valuable source of information in addition to the writings of the Church Fathers regarding the development o...
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Ancilla Dei
The term handmaid of God is an expression found in patristic literature. For example the term was used as an address in letters by Augustine.In early Christian inscriptions the title ancilla Dei (Lati...
Chi Rho
The Chi Rho (/ˈkaɪ ˈroʊ/) is one of the earliest forms of christogram, and is used by some Christians. It is formed by superimposing the first two (capital) letters chi and rho (ΧΡ) of the Greek word ...
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Ichthys
The ichthys or ichthus (/ˈɪkθəs/), from the Greek ikhthýs (ἰχθύς, "fish"), is a symbol consisting of two intersecting arcs, the ends of the right side extending beyond the meeting point so as to resem...
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Nomina sacra
Nomina sacra (singular: nomen sacrum) means "sacred names" in Latin, and is used to refer to the tradition of abbreviated writing of several frequently occurring divine names or titles in early Holy S...
History of Christianity in Romania
The history of Christianity in Romania began within the Roman province of Lower Moesia, where many Christians were martyred at the end of the 3rd century. Evidence of Christian communities has been fo...
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Sinai Armenian Inscriptions
The Armenian inscriptions of Sinai refer to nearly 110 ancient Armenian inscriptions that were found in the Sinai Peninsula. The Armenian inscriptions found in Sinai indicate an earlier pilgrimage bef...
Oxyrhynchus hymn
The Oxyrhynchus hymn (or P. Oxy. XV 1786) is the earliest known manuscript of a Christian hymn to contain both lyrics and musical notation. It is found on Papyrus 1786 of the Oxyrhynchus papyri, now ...
Medieval letter tile
Medieval letter tiles are one-letter ceramic tiles that were employed in monasteries and churches of the late Middle Ages for the creation of Christian inscriptions on floors and walls. They were crea...
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Nipson anomemata me monan opsin
Nipson anomēmata mē monan opsin (Greek: Νίψον ἀνομήματα, μὴ μόναν ὄψιν), meaning "Wash the sins, not only the face," or "Wash my transgressions, not only my face," is a Greek palindrome which was insc...
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Ballshi Inscription
The Ballshi inscription is an epigraph from the time of the Bulgarian Prince (Knyaz) Boris I (852–889) testifying to the christianization of Bulgaria. The inscription was unearthed near Ballshi, Alban...
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Inscription of Abercius
The inscription of Abercius is the Greek epitaph of Abercius, Bishop of Hieropolis (died ca. 167), in Phrygia. It is an important example of early Christian epigraphy.
About the middle of the 2nd ...
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Prüfening dedicatory inscription
The Prüfening dedicatory inscription (German: Prüfeninger Weiheinschrift) is a high medieval inscription impressed on clay which was created in 1119, over three hundred years before Johannes Guten...
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