About the document: Tomos

aprilka

Παλαιό Μέλος
#1
Sorry little out of topic
I asked many scholars but could not find answer in slavic churches
I have no idea where to post this question in Greek forums, cos I don't speak Greek.

Hope someone here can help me about the term TOMOS
About document that is related with autocephality of the churches

I ask, who was the first man in history to use this term ?
When it was used, the year it was first used ?
What is the meaning of the word, TOMOS, by etymology ?

thank you
I always find great knowledge on this forum
 

aprilka

Παλαιό Μέλος
#5
Sorry, I can't find any answer in the links
I asked, when, first time in history Tomos, as document asociated with autocefality, is used as it is today.
As I know, in the 7 big ecumenical councils, Tomos is not mentioned

Or, which is the first orthodox church, that was given tomos, and from who ?
 

domesticus

Lupus non curat numerum ovium
#6
Sorry, I can't find any answer in the links
I asked, when, first time in history Tomos, as document asociated with autocefality, is used as it is today.
As I know, in the 7 big ecumenical councils, Tomos is not mentioned

Or, which is the first orthodox church, that was given tomos, and from who ?
The first autocefalon I think belongs to Cyprus by the 8th canon of the 3rd Oecoumenical Council (431).
The specific term «autocefalon» is first mentioned, concerning church administration, by the famous canonist Theodorus Valsamon (second half of 12th c.).
The term «tomos» associated with «autocefalon» is mentioned for first time - I think- concerning the Archbishop of Trnovo (Bulgaria) in 1222-1240 by Oecumenical Patriarch Germanus II: «τὸ αὐτοκέφαλον εἶναι ὁλόκληρον οὐκ ἐτομογράφησεν»*. The verb ἐτομογράφησεν derives ftom the noun τόμος, meaning written in tomos.

*
F. Miklosich-I. Muller., Acta et diplomata graeca medii aevi sacra et profana, I, Vindobonae1860, p.438.
 
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