Logo associated with the Society of Jesus
, from the first three letters of the name Jesus
, written in Greek: ΙΗΣΟΣ.
The earliest seal of the Jesuit order was recently found in what were once the offices of St. Ignatius of Loyola in Rome. It consists of a golden sun, in the center of which are the letters IHS, surmounted by a simple cross rising from the horizontal bar of the H. Around the outer perimeter is the inscription "and his name shall be called Jesus" from the Vulgate of the Gospel of Luke.