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Subject Religion » Christianity

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631232032.2001.x


Greek, ‘folded’, ‘wrapped’: the linen cloth unfolded on the altar at the liturgy after the dismissal of the catechumens and on which the chalice and diskos are placed after the Great Entrance ( see sacred utensils ); the equivalent of the Western corporal. It is now the custom to use an antimension , though the latter is often folded within a silk or linen covering, in effect an eileton , which is also unfolded and on which the antimension lies. ( 1978 ), The Great Entrance. Orientalia Christiana Analecta 200 . Rome : Pontifical Institute of Oriental Studies . ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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