from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the Gr. Ch., a lection containing an account of the life of a saint, selected from the menology.
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It is printed in its place here, and bears each time the name synaxarion as title.
In the Canon at the end of the sixth ode a lesson called synaxarion, describing the life of the saint, or containing reflections on the feast or occasion, is read.
Synaxar (synaxarion), which contains legends of saints, sometimes read instead of those from the Acts of the Apostles, and the "Book of the Ministry of the Deacons" (Brightman, lxvii).