SYNAXIS

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: 

 

  1. Fellowship

  2. Praise and Worship 

  3. The Lord’s Supper (Communion)

  4. Equipping believers to exercise their spiritual gifts. 

 

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