Perhaps it is just me, but I think that expanding one's vocabulary is a vital part of continuing one's life education. Therefore, I propose that we dedicate this thread to posting unusual words that we have either encountered throughout our day or you just think are flat out interesting words that the community might like. They don't necessarily have to be strange, exotic words, just words that are not spoken in the context of the average
day in your life. Please put the word and its definition and if you like, you can also put down where you heard it or why it interests you. You can put as many entries as you like. They don't have to be English words, but at least put the definition in English. It can be an "Orthodox" word or not.
Here is my first entry:
Leadership or dominance, esp. by one country or social group.
I read it in this post and it made me think, I really like that word and it rolls off the tongue quite well. I should include it in my speech more often.
Yes Fr. John is great!
This is actually the second time I've heard the notion that there was a period in the Church's history that Autocephaly was not granted just occurred and that it wasn't used as a means for hegemony.
Makes me think that with some of these 'pending' Churches that an EC should just pull an ecclesiastical-audit to see if they're working within the canons and then just grant a sweeping autocephaly for all of them so they can start working things out Eucharistically.