Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Greek churches, a room, usually on the south side of the bema or sanctuary, answering to the prothesis on the north side. It communicates by a door with the bema, and generally has an outside door besides. Sometimes it is placed in a different part of the church; or there may be two. It is used to contain vestments, sacred vessels, etc., and thus corresponds to the sacristy of a Western church. Other names for it are metatorium and sceuophylacium. The diaconicon and prothesis are found in early times comprehended under the common name of pastophoria. See cut under
“The two smaller compartments and apses at the sides of the bema were sacristies, the _diaconicon_ and”
“The northern apse or chapel became the place of prothesis, and the other remained a sacristy or diaconicon.”
“The ieron is large, and at either side of it are the well-known arrange - ments for the prothesis on the north and the diaconicon on the south.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘diaconicon’.
A list for terms and phrases that I haven't (yet) entered into themed lists, including my series of various 151-word Random Palavery lists. Constructions that catch my eye, ring in my ears, tease m...
Looking for tweets for diaconicon.