Sticharion, Dalmatic, Alb (Tuniah)

The sticharion is a long-sleeved linen vestment. It must be white, not colored, and must reach down to the ankles. It has an opening on one or both shoulders, with buttons and loops. It is worn by various orders of the clergy from bishops down to subdeacons and is usually adorned with crosses on the front, back, and sleeves.

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

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