Orthodox Church of the Mother of God

Joy of all the Sorrowful - Mays Landing, NJ (f. 1966)

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NIKA - NIKA is a Greek word meaning "conquers" (and is not an abbreviation!), referring to Christ's conquest of Hades and His victory over death and sin. NIKA is stamped on the prosphora below the initials Ic Xc which are abbreviations of "Jesus Christ."

Initials of Greek words meaning "By this thou conquer." These initials are stamped on the prosphora below the initials Ic Xc which are abbreviations of "Jesus Christ." Together ICXC NIKA means "Jesus Christ is victorious".

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