In The Roman Catholic Church, The Letters IHS And INRI Are Present. What Do They Mean?


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Daisy Sarma Profile
Daisy Sarma answered
In most crosses as well as crucifixes, we see the letters INRI. These letters stand for 'Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudeum'. These are Latin words and literally translate to 'Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews'. These were the words that Pontius Pilate had the soldiers write and nail at the top of the crucifix during the crucifixion. The words have come to be universally associated with the cross itself, and have a profound place in Christianity.

The words IHS comprise a monogram frequently used by the Roman Catholic Church, consisting of the letters iota, eta, and sigma, Greek letters which form the first three letters of the Greek name for Jesus - Iesous. These letters also are abbreviations of the phrase Ieosous Hominum Salvator, which literally translates to 'Jesus, Savior of Man.'
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Akhil Jain answered
The IHS is a symbolic monogram of Christ used by the Roman Catholic Church. The letters of which are also used to spell out the phrase "Iesous Hominum Salvator," "Jesus, savior of man."    As for the abbrv. "INRI" The words were "Lesvs Nazarenvs Rex Ivdaeorvm." Latin uses "I" instead of the English "J", and "V" instead of "you" (i.e., Jesus Nazarenus Rex Judaeorum). The English translation is "Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews. As he was crucified for the same reason."
Britagne Mryda Profile
Britagne Mryda answered
Inri-They stand for the Latin words: Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum. The English translation is Jesus of Nazareth - King of the Jews.

IHS-most popular seems to be "Iesus Hominum Salvator (Jesus, Saviour of man) in Latin. The "I" instead of "J" seems to be because it is from the Greek "Iesous." Or In his service
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
INRI means Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews. Pilot had a sign with these word on out on the cross at the crucifixion of Jesus
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
The letters INRI, appearing on top of the crucifix, is an abbreviation, in Latin, for  "Jesus Christ, King of the Jews."  See Matthew 27/37//Mark 15:26//Luke 23:38//John 19:19.  The letters IHS are the first three letters of the name of JESUS in Greek capital letters.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I'm not sure what IHS mean, however, INRI is suppose to mean Jesus of Nazareth
king of the Jews. INRI is written above the Messiah's head on the cross. Notice, there
are no letter J's to represent the I's in INRI. Also, doing the time the Messiah walked
the earth plane the languages that were spoken during that time does not have letters or
characters that will produce the sound of the letter j even until this day. So, ask yourself
what was the name of the Messiah doing the time he walked the earth plane and/or what
languages were spoken during that time?
jubjub Benjamin Profile
jubjub Benjamin answered
Jesus Christ,King and Redeemer.

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