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mandyas

mandyas  

(Gk. μανδύας).A form of cloak worn by monks and bishops in the E. Church. The ordinary monastic mandyas is black; bishops and abbots wear a larger mandyas, usually of purple, with a train extending ...
Maphorion

Maphorion  

(μαφόριον), a garment covering the head and shoulders, mentioned in papyri of the 4th–6th C. (Preisigke, Wörterbuch 2:55); the term was occasionally used for an element of monastic dress for ...
Nicholas of Myra

Nicholas of Myra  

The WestByzantiumThe WestByzantiumCelebrated on 6 December, Nicholas was one of the most venerated saints in Christendom. Bishop of Myra in Lycia in the 4th c., he benefited ...
Omophorion

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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173 words

(ὠμοφόριον), a long scarf, a vestment that only bishops were permitted to wear. It was about 3.5 m long, made

pallium

pallium  

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The symbol of the archbishop's office in the Roman Catholic and Uniat Churches. It is a circular band of white wool with two hanging pieces, front and back, and is now marked with six black ...

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