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Dikirion and Trikirion

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'''DikiriDikirion''' and '''trikiritrikirion''' are liturgical candlesticks, often quite ornate, used by a [[bishop]].
Both dikiri dikirion and trikiri trikirion have a flat base, so that they may be stood upright. Above this base is a vertical shaft terminating in candleholders. The dikiri dikirion holds two candles, representing the dual natures of [[Jesus Christ]] (i.e., fully God and fully man), and the trikiri trikirion holds three, representing the three persons of the [[Holy Trinity]].
During a hierarchical [[Divine Liturgy]], the dikiri dikirion and trikiri trikirion 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]].
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