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synaxis

(sɪˈnæksɪs)
n
(Christian Churches, other) an early Christian meeting, esp to celebrate the Eucharist
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A September Synaxis, the assembly of the bishops of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, completely shattered these false illusions of Moscow.
In the Eucharist, we are taught not only to venerate and greet the icons, but also the other members of the synaxis, not passing the living icons--people--by, but greeting and embracing them.
"I'm guilty myself," said Charles Chan Massey, chief executive of Synaxis Meetings & Events, a management firm, who uses the time walking to and from meetings and business lunches to catch up on calls, texts and emails.
The preparations for the Council took over half of a century with the participation of all the local Orthodox Churches, without any exception, and which, with God's blessing, we convened according to the unanimous decision of all the Primates of the local Orthodox Churches taken at the Synaxis of January 2016 here, in Chambesy.
superior o el synaxis de acuerdo a la tipica [regla propia], [seccion]2.
La eucaristia, entendida principalmente no como una cosa y un instrumento de gracia objetivizado, sino como un acto y una synaxis de la Iglesia local, un acto "catolico" de una Iglesia "catolica", puede, por consiguiente, ser importante en cualquier intento de entender la catolicidad de la Iglesia>> (6).
The second, "Performing Silence and Regulating Sound: The Monastic Soundscape of Saint-Jean-des-Vignes" by Sheila Bonde and Clark Maines, looks at the sonic space of an Augustinian community, examining the periods of sound and silence which comprise its synaxis. This essay, along with Elizabeth Valdez del Alamo's "Hearing the Image at Santo Domingo de Silos", show us the importance of the sonic impact of the medieval monastic community on its surroundings.
Each Orthodox church was permitted to bring up to 25 bishops and six advisers to the council, procedures for which were finalized last January by the Orthodox Synaxis, or assembly of Orthodox primates, after a century of on-off planning.
Apart from "Eucharist" others are the "Lord's Supper", the "Breaking of Bread", the "Eucharistic assembly (synaxis)", the "memorial of the Lord's Passion and Resurrection", the "Holy Sacrifice", the "Holy and Divine Liturgy" and "Holy Communion".
(12) At any rate, after the opening plenary, I and the other plenary presenter, Dr Wonsuk Ma, himself a Pentecostal, were invited to respond to questions in a "synaxis." When he closed the session after two hours of lively interventions, Dr Christoffer Grundmann expressed amazement that in all that time no one had used the word "syncretism" once!
Since the Church reveals itself to be catholic in the synaxis of the local Church, this catholicity must truly manifest itself in communion with the other Churches which confess the same apostolic faith and share the same basic ecclesial structure, beginning with those close at hand in virtue of their common responsibility for mission in that region which is theirs.
Pseudo-Dionysius later referred to the Sacred Chrism as "divine ointment four times and once as the "most divine ointment." (63) In his work he expounded on "the way the divine ointment is sacredly handled." (64) The mystic held the chrism in the same regard as the eucharist; "in dignity and effectiveness it is on a level with the sacred rite of the synaxis." (65) Nicholas Cabasilas followed suit, employing the phrase "the most divine Chrism" several times.