Monday, May 1, 2017

The vestments of Orthodox clergy


  1. Why are they wearing a dog-collar? That is not an Orthodox vestment. Why not a plain riassa?

    1. I'd say in the US that most Orthodox priests in the US wear them truthfully.

  2. The Greek phelon worn by the priest is low, about the level of his collar. I haven't seen such low ones in Russia, they tend to be quite high, so that only the top of the priest's head is visible from behind. Also interesting to see the bishop's candles have a common branch and branch out – in Russia they have separate bases but join together together at the middle and form one unified flame.