WHAT is SYNAXIS?
*One of the Early Church’s names for “house church” gatherings was SYNAXIS. Synaxis is a Greek word that meant “a gathering, a coming together or a reunion.”
A synaxis was a “family reunion” of their spiritual family. A synaxis was a very specific kind of meeting, with a very specific purpose. While synaxis gatherings are mentioned all throughout the New Testament, the book of 1 Corinthians gives us the clearest picture of what took place in these meetings. 1 Corinthians reveals that synaxis meetings were designed to accomplish at least four specific things:
Praise and Worship
The Lord’s Supper (Communion)
Equipping believers to exercise their spiritual gifts.