panagia

noun
pa·​na·​gia | \ ˌpänəˈyē(ˌ)ä \
plural -s

Definition of panagia

1 usually capitalized : a ceremony observed in monasteries of the Eastern Church at the first morning meal in honor of the Virgin Mary in which a loaf on a plate is elevated before being shared among participants
2 : encolpion

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History and Etymology for panagia

Late Greek Panagia Virgin Mary, from feminine of Greek panagios all-holy, from pan- + hagios holy

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“Panagia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/panagia. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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