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Offline Tsarina

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XB?
« on: April 29, 2006, 12:56:00 AM »
On the iconostasis in Church, i always look up and see this big "X" on the left side, and a "B" on the right. What is the significance of this?

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Re: XB?
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2006, 01:23:50 AM »
I think it means Christos Voskrese...Christ is Risen.

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Re: XB?
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2006, 01:38:04 AM »
I think it means Christos Voskrese...Christ is Risen.

I second that.

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Re: XB?
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2006, 04:21:15 AM »
It could also be "Christ (the) King" if it is Greek letters.

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Re: XB?
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2006, 02:59:23 PM »
Ah, ic!

Thank you for answering my question. I didn't know who to ask.
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Re: XB?
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2006, 07:43:30 PM »
Ah, ic!

Thank you for answering my question. I didn't know who to ask.

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Re: XB?
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2006, 02:01:58 AM »
On the iconostasis in Church, i always look up and see this big "X" on the left side, and a "B" on the right. What is the significance of this?

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I thought the XB had something to do with Slavonic and was the same thing as XC in Greek. Any of our Slavonic speakers want to put their 2 cents in?
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Re: XB?
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2006, 03:26:37 AM »
The Russian parish here does that as well, it stands for Христос Воскресе (Christ is risen) hence the Ð¥ Ð’ for short.  At the Greek parish they just write out ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΑΝΕΣΤΗ! so there is no confusion.    

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Re: XB?
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2006, 08:49:32 AM »
Yeah. The Russian Churches usually have the "XB" and the Greek Churches have the "XC".
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Re: XB?
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2006, 07:38:47 PM »
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