follow Dictionary.com

Submit your word to be a Word of the Day!

zeon

in the Eastern Orthodox church, a part of the Eucharistic liturgy in which the deacon pours a few drops of hot water (known as the zeon, or "living water") into the chalice. The origin of the rite is not known, though it is clearly very ancient. It is explained as symbolizing the fervour (i.e., heat) of faith or the descent of the Holy Spirit.

Learn more about zeon with a free trial on Britannica.com
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for zeon

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for zeon