- a ceremony in a monastery, commemorating the assumption of the Virgin Mary, in which a loaf of bread on a plate is elevated before being distributed to the monks.
- (lowercase) an encolpion bearing the image of the Virgin Mary.
Origin of Panagia
1680–90; < Late Greek Panágia the Virgin, feminine of Greek panágios all-holy, equivalent to pan- pan- + hágios holy
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Examples from the Web for panagia
Whatever the form, it were not becoming to stand between the Panagia and the enemy.
The retirement of the hordes at sight of the Panagia on the wall was by Mahommed's order.
Even the very timid took heart, and went about thanking God and the Panagia Blachernitissa.
At the foot of the steps the singers turned aside to allow the Panagia to go first.
The panagia or pyx worn by a bishop, or higher prelate, is often an exquisite piece of jewelry.The Story of Moscow