from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The outer clerical garb worn by clergy in the Greek Orthodox Church, corresponding to the alb in catholic churches.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the Gr. Ch., a vestment corresponding to the alb of the Western Church.
The priest wears the sticharion, epitrachelion, zone, and epimanikia.
The bishop wears over his cassock the sticharion our alb; it is often of silk and coloured; then the epitrachelion, a stole of which the two ends are sewn together and hang straight down in front, with a loop through which the head is passed.
The deacon wears the sticharion and epimanikia, but no girdle.
The sticharion and epitrachelion are held together by the zone (girdle),
When people go even as far as calling their books and vestments after ours, saying Missal when they mean Euchologion, alb when they mean sticharion, the confusion becomes hopeless.
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