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date: 18 October 2019

diptychs. 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Author(s):
F. L. CrossF. L. Cross, E. A. LivingstoneE. A. Livingstone

The lists of names of living and departed Christians for whom special prayer is made in the Greek and Latin Eucharistic Liturgies. Though until recently read secretly in the W., in early times the diptychs were recited publicly, and the inclusion or exclusion of a name was held to be a sign of communion or of excommunication. The term is derived from the two-leaved folder (Gk. ... ...

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