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epimanikion

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EtymologyEdit

From Byzantine Greek ἐπιμανίκιον, from ἐπί (upon) + μανίκιον (sleeve).

NounEdit

epimanikion (plural epimanikia)

  1. Cuffs worn over the sticharion by clergy in the Greek Orthodox Church, corresponding to a maniple in other catholic churches.
    • Embroidered on each epimanikion (maniple) are four scenes from the Dodekaorton. On the first epimanikion the Annunciation and the Nativity, proclaiming the humanity of God made man, the Baptism and the Transfiguration, proclaiming his divinity; on the second the Crucifixion and the Anastasis, signifying the redemption of mankind through the sacrifice of God, the Ascension and the Pentecost, symbols of the Church. Each epimanikion is divided vertically into three parts, the central one being halved horizontally in order to accommodate the four scenes,[1]
    • Epimanikia (singular epimanikion) are liturgical vestments. They are fabric cuffs, usually brocade, that lace onto the wrists of a bishop, priest, ... [2]
    • The cuffs, or epimanikia, which fit over the sticharion, bear little or no resemblance to the maniple. Copyright 1994-1998 Encyclopaedia Britannica CD 98 Multimedia Edition
    • 1972 ";a little band of marchers displays Greek Orthodox outfits, the rhason and sticharion, the epitrachelion and the epimanikia, the sakkos, the epigonation, the zone, the omophorion; they brandish icons and enkolpia, dikerotikera and dikanikion. Robert Silverberg:Thomas the Proclaimer: Agberg Ltd. This edition in 'Sailing to Byzantium' September 2000 ibooks inc. P232.

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