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The name '''Taxiarhis''' is given to either the [[Archangel]] Michael or Gabriel. To anyone unfamiliar with Greek, and its various systems of transliterations scattered throughout the literary world, "taxiarchis" translates as "archangel." In the case of [[Archangel Michael of Mantamados|St. Taxiarchis of Lesvos]] (singular grammatical form), the name appears to apply solely to Archangel Michael. Hence the often interchangeable translation of ''"Taxiarchis"'' with ''"Michael"'' in English, even though the correct Greek counterpart of ''"Michael"'' is ''"Michalis"'' (sometimes transliterated also as ''"Mihalis"''). Few Orthodox churches, however, are named after ''St. Taxiarchis'', prefering to take the name ''"Taxiarchae,"'' meaning ''"Archangels"'' (plural grammatical form).
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The name '''''Taxiarchis''''' is given to the [[Archangel]]s [[Archangel Michael|Michael]] or [[Archangel Gabriel|Gabriel]]. It is usually translated into English as "Archangel," but may be rendered simply as "Michael" or "Gabriel."
  
''Taxiarchis'' is known as one of the patron saints of the Greek Aegean and Dodecanesse islands. Many Greek children are named after this saint, taking the baptismal name of either ''Taxiarchis'' (for males) or ''Taxiarchoula'' (for females), just like, for example, Michalis and Michaela (respectively).
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Few Orthodox churches, however, are named after "St. Taxiarchis," preferring to take the name ''Taxiarchae'', meaning "Archangels."
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''Taxiarchis'' is known as one of the patron saints of the Greek Aegean and Dodecanesse islands. Many Greek children are named after this saint, taking the baptismal name of either ''Taxiarchis'' (for males) or ''Taxiarchoula'' (for females).
  
 
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The name Taxiarchis is given to the Archangels Michael or Gabriel. It is usually translated into English as "Archangel," but may be rendered simply as "Michael" or "Gabriel."

Few Orthodox churches, however, are named after "St. Taxiarchis," preferring to take the name Taxiarchae, meaning "Archangels."

Taxiarchis is known as one of the patron saints of the Greek Aegean and Dodecanesse islands. Many Greek children are named after this saint, taking the baptismal name of either Taxiarchis (for males) or Taxiarchoula (for females).

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