Dikiri''' and ''' trikiri''' are liturgical candlesticks, often quite ornate, used by a [[bishop]].
dikiri and trikiri have a flat base, so that they may be stood upright. Above this base is a vertical shaft terminating in candleholders. The dikiri holds two candles, representing the dual natures of [[Jesus Christ]] (i.e., fully God and fully man), and the trikiri holds three, representing the three persons of the [[Holy Trinity]].
During a hierarchical [[Divine Liturgy]], the
dikiri and trikiri are kept respectively on the northeast and southeast corners of the [[altar]] or on stands placed next to these corners. When they are needed by the bishop, they are carried to him by [[subdeacon]]s, who may also carry them during the [[incense|censing]] by the [[deacon]] or during the [[Great Entrance]].