What does JHS stand for in the Roman Catholic Religious Sense?

No guesses please.

In the Latin-speaking Christianity of medieval Western Europe (and so among Catholics and many Protestants today), the most common Christogram is “IHS” or “IHC”, derived from the first three letters of the Greek name of Jesus, iota-eta-sigma or ΙΗΣ. Here the Greek letter eta was transliterated as the letter H in the Latin-speaking West (Greek eta and Latin-alphabet H had the same visual appearance and shared a common historical origin), while the Greek letter sigma was either transliterated as the Latin letter C (due to the visually-similar form of the lunate sigma), or as Latin S (since these letters of the two alphabets wrote the same sound). Because the Latin-alphabet letters I and J were not systematically distinguished until the 17th-century, “JHS” and “JHC” are equivalent to “IHS” and “IHC”.

Jhs Meaning

The letters JHS are an abbreviation for the Greek letters spelling Jesus’ name.
J = J; H = E; S = S
JESus Hope this clarifies it.

The “J” in your question is actually a stylized “I.” Here’s a few definitions, any of which could be true.
There have been several ways of interpreting over the years what IHS or IHC stand for :
1. Iesus (Jesus) Hemeteros Soter – Greek for Jesus , Our Saviour.
2. Iesus (Jesus) Hominum Salvator – Latin, Jesus Savior of Man, commonly used by St. Bernadine of Siena in the 14th century.
3. In Hac Salus – Latin, Safety in this cross.
4. In Hoc Signo (Vinces) – in this sign you will conquer from Constantine’s victory prayer in 313.
5. And in English, “I have suffered” or “In His Service.”

JHS and its variations IHS, JHC, and IHC (the latter two being less common) are the abbreviations of Jesus’s name in Greek. They are our modern alphabet’s equivalent of the first three letters in Jesus’ name in Greek.

Answer 6

Journal of Hebrew Scriptures

Answer 7

JHS its a Latin thing for Jesus Hominis Salvatus, or “Jesus Savior or Mankind”

JHS is an abbreviation for Jesus

Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews (Translated from Hebrew)
Note: It is actually IHS


JHS is a Greek abbreviation for “Jesus”
Jesus Christ in Greek is ΙΗΣΟΥΣ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ and written in the English alphabet is “IHCOYC XPICTOC” or “IHSOYS XPISTOS”
Starting in the third century the nomina sacra, or names of Jesus, were sometimes shortened by contraction in Christian inscriptions, resulting in sequences of Greek letters such as:
+ Jesus +
IH (iota eta)
IC (iota sigma) (first and last letter)
IHC (iota eta sigma)
IHS (iota eta sigma)
JH (iota eta)
JC (iota sigma)
JHC (iota eta sigma)
JHS (iota eta sigma)
+ Christ +
XP (chi ro)
XC (chi sigma) (first and last letter)
XPC (chi rho sigma)
XPS (chi rho sigma)
+ Jesus Christ +
The Greek letter sigma has been translated as both “C” and “S”
The Greek letter iota has been translated as both “I” and “J”
With love in Christ.

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