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A calendar of the Greek Orthodox Church containing biographies of the saints.
- ‘But even this icon differs fundamentally from ours because it typifies the tradition of frontally standing saints followed in menologia.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Text manuals are the result of compilation from many different sources: menologia, synaxaria, hagiographic literature, liturgical books and descriptions of actual paintings.’
- ‘As in the original manuscript the homilies did not follow any logical order, the anonymous scribe felt it necessary to rearrange the texts according to the liturgical calendar of the Byzantine Church; he, therefore, made them follow the order of the liturgical readings: menologion, triodion, pentekostarion, and orthros.’
- ‘This paper proposes to study these stereotypes and see if and how they evolve with the different rewritings of the Lives: from premetaphrastic Lives, to metaphrastic Lives, to the summaries introduced in menologia.’
Early 18th century: from ecclesiastical Greek mēnologion, from Greek mēn month + logos account.
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