menaion definition

  • noun:
    • The yearly fixed liturgical pattern of services used in the Eastern Orthodox and Greek-Catholic Churches, containing a list of the solutions and large collection of liturgical texts for an entire thirty days. Twelve amounts are often provided for 12 months, as a group referred to as menaia.
    • A work of twelve volumes, each containing the offices in the Greek Church for a month; also, each volume of the same.
    • Within The Gr. Ch., anybody associated with twelve amounts, each amount responding to to a single thirty days, which collectively have a methodical process of all the offices become read in commemoration of chapel saints. A full group of the menaia constitutes the whole Greek breviary.

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