Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A QUIZ FOR MY BFFs

OMG, people think that they R so modern with TXTing. LOL! The Church has been using this system 4 centuries! See if you can name what these abbreviations stand for (or at least their English equivalent. This is just a small fraction of the ones used by the Church but I think them the most common.

1. INRI
2. JMJ
3. AU
4. IC XC NIKA
5. AMDG
6. BVM
7. DNJC
8. IC
9. HIS
10. RIP
11. VRSNSMV - SMQLIVB


Answers tomorrow.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

1. INRI—Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews

2. JMJ—Jesus, Mary and Joseph

5. AMDG—Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam (for the greater glory of God)

6. BVM—Blessed Virgin Mary

10. RIP—Rest in Peace

Anonymous said...

IC -- Ichthys (Greek)--the fish symbol used for Christ?

opey124 said...

You made that last one up, didnt you? Imagine that,
The church was trendy first.... They have apps now
For parents to decipher text talk. I wonder if it
Includes ecclesiastical txts?

raj.derivera said...

the last one is part of the prayer of the medal of St. Benedict.
Vade retro satana. Numquam suade mihi vana. Sunt mala quae libas ipse venena bibas.

but what about the first part?
CSSML. NDSMD.

raj.derivera said...

#9 has got me stumped though?