Menologion

   A codex (q.v.) comprising a catalog (logos) of brief biographies of saints, arranged in the order that they appear in the church calendar of fixed feasts, the synaxarion (q.v.). The earliest menologia date from the ninth century. By the 11th century, the standard collection of lives was that of Symeon Metaphrastes (q.v.). Each saint's biography, or life (vita [q.v.]), is placed into one of 12 sections for each of the 12 months, in chronological order according to the annual festival day of the saint. Menologia were illustrated with scenes from the saintly vitae, and none more beautifully than the Menologion of Basil II (q.v.), which has 430 miniatures, among them some of the finest examples of miniature painting at its zenith.

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  • Menologĭon — (griech., Menologium), d. h. Monatsregister, dem römisch katholischen Martyrologium (s. d.) vergleichbares liturgisches Buch der griechischen Kirche, in dem die unbeweglichen, d. h. auf ein bestimmtes Monatsdatum fallenden Feste, nach Monaten und …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Menologion —   [zu griechisch me̅n, mēnós »Monat« und lógion »Erzählung«, »(Orakel )Spruch«] das, s/...gi |en, in der orthodoxen Kirche ein nach dem Kirchenjahr geordnetes Buch, das die ausführlichen Lebensbeschreibungen der Heiligen jedes Monats enthält;… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Menologion — Me|no|lo|gi|on das; s, ...ien [...i̯ən] <aus gleichbed. mgr. mēnológion zu gr. me̅n, Gen. mēnós »Monat« u. lógion »die Erzählung, (Orakel)spruch«> liturgisches Monatsbuch der orthodoxen Kirche mit Lebensbeschreibungen der Heiligen jedes… …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • menologion — ˌmēnəˈlȯ(ˌ)yȯn noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Middle Greek mēnologion : an ecclesiastical calendar and short martyrology of the Eastern Orthodox Church : an abbreviated version of the complete Menaion …   Useful english dictionary

  • menologion — me·no·lo·gion …   English syllables

  • Menologium — Menologion, printed in Kiev, 1714. The book is open to December 25, the Nativity of the Lord. Menologion (from the Greek menológion, from mén a month ; Latin menologium), also written menology and menologe, is a service book used in the Eastern… …   Wikipedia

  • Симеон (апостол от 70) — …   Википедия

  • Minuscule 482 (Gregory-Aland) — New Testament manuscripts papyri • uncials • minuscules • lectionaries Minuscule 482 John Evangelist folio 226 verso …   Wikipedia

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  • Codex Campianus — New Testament manuscripts papyri • uncials • minuscules • lectionaries Uncial 021 …   Wikipedia

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