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Agonoclita or the Agonoclites in antiquity was a Christian sect from the 7th century whose distinguishing principle was never to kneel, but to deliver all their prayers standing.[1]


The name of this group is derived from the following Greek words: the privative particle α ("not"), γονυ ("knee"), and κλινω ("I bend").


  1. ^ Chambers, Ephraim (1728). "Chambers' 1728 Cyclopaedia, or an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences". Retrieved 26 May 2015.

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChambers, Ephraim, ed. (1728). "article name needed". Cyclopædia, or an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (first ed.). James and John Knapton, et al.

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