Priestly Vestements

The distinctive dress worn by the clergy when performing the liturgy.
Amice (Taylasan): It was originally a hood covering the head and neck. It symbolizes the helmet of salvation resembling the soldier's helmet as a sign of his spiritual vigilance during prayer. It looks like a crown which priests wear while celebrating the liturgy of the Eucharist.
Dalmatic, sticharion* or Alb (Tuniah): A long white linen garment reaching the feet and decorated with crosses on the front, back and borders. It refers to the angel's purity.
Girdle*.
Epitrachelion*.
Stole
a. Deacon's stole.
b. Priest's stole (Patrashil).
Armlets sleeves*.
Phelonion or Supervestment (Bornos).
Crown (Priestly Cap).
Crozier or staff of pastoral authority (Bronze Cross).
Pectoral Cross
Bendictional Cross.

Dictionary of church terms. — St. GEORGE'S COPTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH SPORTING - ALEXANDRIA EGYPT. .

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