menology


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menology

(mɪˈnɒlədʒɪ)
n, pl -gies
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) an ecclesiastical calendar of the months
2. (Eastern Church (Greek & Russian Orthodox)) Eastern Churches a liturgical book containing the lives of the saints arranged by months
[C17: from New Latin mēnologium, from Late Greek mēnologion, from Greek mēn month + logos word, account]

menology

1. a list or calendar of months.
2. Eastern Orthodoxy. a calendar of all festivals for martyrs and saints, with brief accounts of their lives. Also Menologion.
2. a church calendar, listing festivals for saints.
See also: Calendar
a calendar of months.
See also: Time
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This view of coronation resulting from divine rather than human inspiration finds parallels in the versions of the Monomakh legend included in the Great Menology (Velikie Chetii Minei) commissioned by Metropolitan Makarii and the Book of Degrees compiled by Metropolitan Afanasii.
into the Temple in the 11th-century Menology of the Byzantine emperor Basil II.
In the liturgy of the Byzantine church Junia is revered to this day as an apostle, being included in the menology or lives of the saints along with 56 Apostles and "two who were the equal of apostles", Mary Magdalene and Thecla.