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Philip Zymaris

Subject Religion

Key-Topics clergy, liturgy

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405185394.2011.x


A Byzantine vestment equivalent to the western chausible. It has its origins in a poncho-like garment referred to by St. Paul (2 Tim. 4.13). It was once worn by bishops but was later replaced by the sakkos. Presently, priests wear them at all sacramental services. Plate 49 Orthodox priest wearing the phelonion vestment and the pectoral cross (stavrophore). PhotoEdit/Alamy. SEE ALSO: Epitrachelion ; Sticharion ; Vestments ( 1993 ) “ Phelonion ,” in The Liturgical Dictionary of Eastern Christianity . Collegeville : Liturgical Press , p. 233 . ( 2002 ) “ Paradose kai exelixe leitourgikon hieron amphion ,” in Ta hiera amphia kai he exoterike eribole tou orthodoxou klerou . Athens : Church of Greece Publications , pp. 63 – 78 . ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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