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Vestments

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Liturgical
For the [[bishop]]:
*[[Pectoral cross]]
*[[Panagia (vestment)|Panagia]]/[[Engolpion]] - medallion usually depiction the Theotokos (Blessed Virgin Mary) holding the Christ Child. Some bishops (and all primates of [[autocephaly|autocephalous]] churches) have the dignity of a second engolpion, which usually depicts Christ.
*[[Sticharion]]: same as for the priest
*[[Epimanikia]]: same as for the priest
*[[Epigonation]]/palitsa: all bishops wear this
*[[Miter]]: all bishops wear this; the episcopal miter is topped by a cross, unlike the priestly mitre
*[[Panagia (vestment)|Panagia]]/[[Engolpion]] - medallion usually depiction the Theotokos (Blessed Virgin Mary) holding the Christ Child. Some bishops (and all primates of [[autocephaly|autocephalous]] churches) have the dignity of a second panagia.
*[[Omophorion]]: of all episcopal vestments, this is considered to be the most important; the omophorion is a wide band of cloth worn about the shoulders
*[[Mantiya]]: sleeveless cape that fastens at the neck and the feet, worn by the bishop when he formally enters the church before [[Divine Liturgy]].
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