Definition of menologion in English:


Line breaks: meno|logion
Pronunciation: /ˌmɛnə(ʊ)ˈlɒgɪɒn
, ˌmɛnə(ʊ)ˈləʊdʒɪən/

noun (plural menologia)

  • A calendar of the Greek Orthodox Church containing biographies of the saints.
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    • Some of these menologia have double inscriptions, both Greek and Iberian, which disclose a close relation between the Monastery of St. Catherine and the Church of Georgia.
    • But even this icon differs fundamentally from ours because it typifies the tradition of frontally standing saints followed in menologia.
    • Text manuals are the result of compilation from many different sources: menologia, synaxaria, hagiographic literature, liturgical books and descriptions of actual paintings.


early 18th century: from ecclesiastical Greek mēnologion, from Greek mēn 'month' + logos 'account'.

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