encolpion

reliquary; cross worn on the breast

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • Encolpion — • The name given in early Christian times to a species of reliquary worn round the neck, in which were enclosed relics Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Encolpion     Encolpion   …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Encolpion — Encolpion, from the Greek: ἐγκόλπιον, (egkolpion) on the chest , is the name given in early Christian times to a species of reliquary worn round the neck, in which were enclosed relics such as fragments of cloth stained with the blood of a martyr …   Wikipedia

  • encolpion — ● encolpion ou engolpion nom masculin (grec en, dans, et kolpos, sein) Médaillon orné de petites icônes du Christ et de la vierge, que portent les évêques de rite oriental de part et d autre de la croix pectorale …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Encolpion — Photographie du patriarche Alexis II de Moscou portant un encolpion Un encolpion est une croix pectorale, mais c est aussi le terme utilisé pour le médaillon, comportant un icône en son milieu, que portent les évêques orthodoxes ou uniates (grecs …   Wikipédia en Français

  • encolpion — /en kohl pee euhn, en kol pee on /, n., pl. encolpia / pee euh/. Eastern Ch. a pectoral medallion bearing the image of Christ or the Virgin Mary, worn by bishops. Also, enkolpion. [ < MGk enkólpion; Gk, n. use of neut. of enkólpios of the bosom,… …   Universalium

  • encolpion — en·col·pion …   English syllables

  • encolpion — /ɛnˈkɒlpiən/ (say en kolpeeuhn) noun (plural encolpia /ɛnˈkɒlpiə/ (say en kolpeeuh)) a reliquary, cross, or the like, worn on the breast of bishops of the Eastern Church {Medieval Greek, noun use of Greek adjective enkolpios in the bosom, from… …   Australian English dictionary

  • encolpion — …   Useful english dictionary

  • engolpion — ● encolpion ou engolpion nom masculin (grec en, dans, et kolpos, sein) Médaillon orné de petites icônes du Christ et de la vierge, que portent les évêques de rite oriental de part et d autre de la croix pectorale …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Reliquaries — • Any box, casket, or shrine destined for the reception of relics Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Reliquaries     Reliquaries      …   Catholic encyclopedia

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