The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
in Russian, the name given to a list of the deceased members of families, churches, monasteries, and other groups, entrusted to the church so that the deceased might be remembered in prayers. The sinodiki are important historical sources. [23–1251–]
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