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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 ...

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