variants or synaxary
or synaxarium
plural synaxaria
or synaxaries
: a short narrative of the life of a saint or exposition of a feast included in the Menaion and read in religious services of the Eastern Orthodox Church
also : a liturgical book containing such narratives

Word History


synaxarion from Middle Greek, from synaxis + -arion -ary (from Latin -arium); synaxary, synaxarium from Medieval Latin synaxarium, from Middle Greek synaxarion

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“Synaxarion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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