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Synaxarion
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(from Gk σύναξις/sýnaxis, assembly). In the Orthodox churches, the Synaxarion contains the information on the daily propers for the liturgical commemoration of the saints (Saints/Veneration of the saints: III, 2). This information usually includes the day of the month, an epigram concerning the saint, brief historical notes, information about the saint’s commemoration, place of burial, and any translations of his or her relics, and an abridged vita. This information for the liturgical year, summarized in a book for the church in Constantinople (…

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Ohme, Heinz, “Synaxarion”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025904>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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