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- n. Plural form of epimanikion.
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Pontifical vestments are the liturgical head-covering, excepting in the Armenian Rite where the priest also wears such a covering for the head, the sakkos, the omophorion, the epigonation, and the epimanikia.
The priest wears the sticharion, epitrachelion, zone, and epimanikia.
Over the wrists he wears the epimanikia, cuffs or gloves with the part for the hand cut off.
The deacon wears the sticharion and epimanikia, but no girdle.