- n. A service book of the Greek Church that corresponds, though very roughly, to the proprium sanctorum of the Latin breviary. They include all the movable parts of the services connected with the commemoration of saints and in particular the canons sung in the Orthros, the office which corresponds with Catholic lauds, including the synaxaries, i. e. the historical notices regarding the saints of the day.
- n. The tables of scriptural lessons, arranged according to months and saints' days, which are often found at the beginning of manuscripts of the gospels or other lectionaries. The saints' days are briefly named and the readings indicated beside each.
- n. A collection of long lives of the saints of the Greek Church, whenever these lives, are arranged according to months and days of the year.
- From Latin Menologium, from Ancient Greek μηνολόγιον (mēnologion), from μήν (mēn, "month"), meaning "month-set". (Wiktionary)
“As for propriety of usage it must be confessed that the question is primarily one of convenience; but on the whole it seems desirable that the term Menologium should be limited to the fourth acceptation among those just given.”
“The term Menologium is also loosely used for any calendar divided into months, as, for example, the "Anglo-Saxon Menologium" first published by Hickes.”
“From its derivation the term Menologium (menológion, from mén "a month") means "month-set", in other words, a book arranged according to the months.”
“Again quite a number of works have been printed under the name Menologium by”
“Although the word Menologium (in English also written Menology and”
“In Matthaei's "Menologium" (Nov.Test. 1803, i.p. 765), I find that S. Luke viii. 1-4, or else S. John xx. 11-18 was the appointed Lection.”
“Menæon, and the Menologium, Raderus published a collection of pious and entertaining narratives, under the title of _Viridarum Sanctorum_.”
“A translation of a Menologium into Latin by cardinal Sirlet, was published by Henry Canisius, in the third volume of his _Lectiones Antiquæ_.”
“_The Menologium_ answers to the Latin Martyrology.”
“Menologium Scotorum" (Bonn, 1622), and in the "Acta SS.", seems to have crept in by confusing St. Kenneth, whose disciple Blane was, with a Kenneth who was King of Scotland about A.D.”
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