reply to post by mcrom901
I see he managed to get his beloved Orion constellation in his
interpretation of the Pope's coat of arms!
I'm just surprised he didn't slipp a Radio Dish in there too!
Edit: 'miserando atque eligendo' means literally in Latin 'by having mercy, by choosing him'
The name “Jesus”, in Greek, is written ιησους which is transliterated as “ihsous” and
This is the Holy Name as it was written in the Gospels.
However, in Hebrew, the name “Jesus” is written ישוע which is transliterated as “yeshu‘a” and
Finally, in Latin, the Holy Name is written Iesus which gives us the English “Jesus”, since
the “j” often replaces the “i” at the beginning of a word (as well as between vowels).
The insignia “IHS” comes from the Latinized version of the Greek ιησους,
In Greek capitals this would be ΙΗΣΟΥΣ or IHSOUS in Latin letters] taking the first three
letters in capitals IHS(ous).
Much as the popular “chi-rho” symbol (pictured right, X – P) comes from the first two letters
of the Greek word for Christ, χριστος (Christos) – XPistos.
This is the true meaning of IHS, it is the first three letters of the Greek spelling of the Holy
Name of Jesus.
The insignia is nothing more (and nothing less) than the symbol of the Holy Name.
Not 'In His Sign' as Wayne stated.
edit on 24-3-2013 by A boy in a dress because: (no reason given)