synaxis

noun
syn·​ax·​is | \ sə̇ˈnaksə̇s or especially in sense 2 ˈsēnək(ˌ)sēs \
plural synaxes\ -​ak(ˌ)sēz , -​ək(ˌ)sēs \

Definition of synaxis

1 : an assembly met for worship especially : a congregation in the early Church gathered for a liturgical service
2 : an early part of the divine liturgy of the Eastern Orthodox Church

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History and Etymology for synaxis

Late Latin, from Late Greek, from Greek synagein to bring together, draw together + -sis

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“Synaxis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/synaxis. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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