Pannychis

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Pannychis (Greek: παννυχίς, [pa.ny.kʰís]), from Greek words πᾶν ('all, every') and νύξ ('night'), may refer to:

  • An all-night feast or ceremony of the ancient Eleusinian Mysteries
  • Pannychis, a courtesan given by the Jewish king Herod the Great to the king of Cappodocia as thanks for reconciling a Herod family dispute
  • Vigil, a period of purposeful sleeplessness, an occasion for devotional watching, or an observance
  • Panichida (панихида), the name for Memorial service (Orthodox) in Slavic languages