rhason

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rhason (plural rhasons)

  1. The clerical garb worn in the Greek and Russian Orthodox Churches.
    • The inner rhason corresponds to the cassock and, like it, is used by the secular clergy. The outer rhason, a wide-sleeved garment, is black in the Greek Church but variable in colour in the Russian Church among the secular clergy (i.e., those who minister in parishes). Copyright 1994-1998 Encyclopaedia Britannica CD 98 Multimedia Edition.

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