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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. |+|
'''tomos''' is a book that a .
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|−|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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|−|Any good dictionary (Tome) | |
[[Category: Church History]]
Latest revision as of 12:48, 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.