from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The liturgical vestment worn by priests and bishops of the Orthodox Church as the symbol of their priesthood, corresponding to the Western stole.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the Gr. Ch., a priest's stole, as distinguished from the orarion, or deacon's stole.


From Byzantine Greek ἐπιτραχήλιον, from Ancient Greek ἐπιτραχήλιος ("on the neck"). (Wiktionary)


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