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The Pedalion (“Rudder”) is a collection of canons of the Greek church in widespread use. It was compiled at the end of the 18th century by two Athos monks, Agapius and Nicodemus the Hagiorite, and approved by the patriarchate in Constantinople. It contains, in chronological order, the binding canons of the ecumenical councils, local synods, and the church fathers (Canon law: III). Each canon is explained; appendices include a discussion of degrees of kinship. The chronological collection of the Slavic churches is the earlier and more comprehensive Kormchaya Kniga (“P…

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Kaufhold, Hubert, “Pedalion”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 April 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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