Menology vs Menaion - What's the difference?

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Menology is a synonym of menaion.


As nouns the difference between menology and menaion

is that menology is while menaion is the annual fixed liturgical cycle of services used in the eastern orthodox and greek-catholic churches, containing a list of the services and large collection of liturgical texts for an entire month twelve volumes are usually offered for the year, as a set known as the menaia .

menology

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  • menaion

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    Noun

    (wikipedia menaion) (menaia)
  • The annual fixed liturgical cycle of services used in the Eastern Orthodox and Greek-Catholic Churches, containing a list of the services and large collection of liturgical texts for an entire month. Twelve volumes are usually offered for the year, as a set known as the menaia .
  • Derived terms

    * General Menaion - a book which contains services for each type of celebration (apostles, martyrs, etc.) with blank spaces for the name of the saint being celebrated. * Festal Menaion - an anthology which contains the texts for those Great Feasts of the Lord or the Theotokos which fall on the fixed cycle, and optionally feasts of the major saints.

    Synonyms

    * Menologium, menology

    References

    * Menaion , Translations by Archimandrite Ephrem * General Menaion , English translation by St. Sergius of Radonezh Parish * Festal Menaion , Theology Today * Menaion , Catholic Encyclopedia article,