Old and young, of both sexes, pass days and nights in these symposia, at which special customs and rules prevail.
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."
692) forbade the holding of symposia known as agapes in church.
biennial international symposia, three major publications and 12 research projects into glaciers, soils, ecosystems and rare animals have been sponsored.
These have included regular work-in-progress seminars, weekly post-graduate seminars, and over twenty colloquia and symposia.