692) forbade the holding of symposia known as agapes in church.
P. 365) Chrysostom describes how after the eucharistic synaxis was over, the faithful remained in church, while the rich brought out meats and drink from their houses, and invited the poor, and furnished "common tables, common banquets, common symposia in the church itself."
Old and young, of both sexes, pass days and nights in these symposia, at which special customs and rules prevail.
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