from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the Gr. Ch., the cloth or covering, anciently of linen, but now of silk, on which the eucharistic elements are consecrated, and which answers therefore to the corporal of the Western Church.
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There is then placed on the altar a fine large wrap or cloth called the heileton (eileton) which is somewhat analogous to the burse of the Latin Rite, and in it the antimension is enfolded.