Tomos

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The word '''tomos''' is a word related to the word tome (a large volume/book) which is of Greek origin that means ''a cutting'' and is derived from the word ''temnein'' meaning to cut/slice.  
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A '''tomos''' is a small book that contains a major announcement or similar text promulgated by a [[holy synod]], such as a grant of [[autocephaly]].
  
Tomos as used in the Orthodox Christian Church denotes a small book that contains an announcement or similar text: such as the “TOMOS of Alexis, by the Mercy of God Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia” that granted [[autocephaly]] the [[Orthodox Church in America]].
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[[Category:Church History]]
 
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[[Category:Texts]]
==Source==
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Any good dictionary (Tome)
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[[Category: Church History]]
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Latest revision as of 04:48, May 21, 2008

A tomos is a small book that contains a major announcement or similar text promulgated by a holy synod, such as a grant of autocephaly.

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