Definition of mystagogic in English:


Pronunciation /ˌmɪstəˈɡɒdʒɪk/


  • = mystagogical .

    Frequently used with reference to St Cyril of Jerusalem's μυσταγωγικαὶ κατηχήσεις, a set of five catechisms designed to complete the initiation of baptized Christians between Easter and Pentecost.


Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Burges (1563–1635), Church of England clergyman and religious controversialist. From Byzantine Greek μυσταγωγικός from Hellenistic Greek μυσταγωγός + -ικός. Compare classical Latin mystagōgica (neuter plural), title of a work by Cincius (1st century b.c.), mentioned in a 2nd-cent. epitome of a 1st-cent. grammarian.