synaxis

noun syn·ax·is \sə̇ˈnaksə̇s or especially in sense 2 ˈsēnək(ˌ)sēs\

Definition of synaxis

plural

synaxes

\-ak(ˌ)sēz, -ək(ˌ)sēs\
  1. 1 :  an assembly met for worship; especially :  a congregation in the early Church gathered for a liturgical service

  2. 2 :  an early part of the divine liturgy of the Eastern Orthodox Church

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Origin and Etymology of synaxis

Late Latin, from Late Greek, from Greek synagein to bring together, draw together + -sis — more at synagogue


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