from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In the Gr. Ch., a priest's stole, as distinguished from the orarion, or deacon's stole.
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- noun The liturgical
vestmentworn by priestsand bishopsof the Orthodox Churchas the symbol of their priesthood, corresponding to the Western stole.
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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 sticharion and epitrachelion are held together by the zone (girdle),
The priest wears the sticharion, epitrachelion, zone, and epimanikia.
I was vested in riassa, epitrachelion, and phelonian (in other words: long black robe, decorative stole and sort of a liturgical cape); I'm saying the words: "By the sprinkling of this Holy Water, may every evil action and demon be put to flight …" and the choir and parishioners are chanting the Theophany hymn.
(over his cassock) the epitrachelion and phainolion.