from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the Greek or orthodox Eastern ch., a title of the Virgin Mary.
  • n. [l.c.] In the Russian Ch., an ornament worn hanging on the breast by bishops.


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  • The pendant with an icon of Mary on it is called a panagia all-holy after her.

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  • A peculiar ornament or sacred vessel of the Russo-Greek church is known under the name of _panagia_, and of this there are two kinds.

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  • Monastery, and a _panagia_ given me by the Patriarch -- a medallion portrait of the Blessed Mother of our Lord the Saviour, framed in gold, and set in brilliants.

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  • The Bishop was the chief celebrant; but not even the splendor of his canonicals -- the cope with the little bells sewn down the sides and along the sleeves, the ompharium, the _panagia_, the cross, the crozier -- were enough to draw my eyes from the dimpled pink face half-hidden in the pillow of down on which they held thee up before the font.

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  • If the _panagia_ were carried to the walls, they would accompany it in armor. "

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