synaxis

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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 28 Nov. 2022.

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