The outer clerical garb worn by clergy in the Greek Orthodox Church, corresponding to the alb in catholic churches.
The sticharion is a long, full sleeved tunic that reaches the ankles. Since no other vestment is worn over the deacon's sticharion, it is usually made of the same vestment material as the priest's phelonion. The garment is symbolic of a pure and tranquil conscience, a spotless life, and the spiritual joy in the Lord in him who wears it. 
The sticharion, which is held by the zone, or girdle, corresponds to the alb. Copyright 1994-1998 Encyclopaedia Britannica CD 98 Multimedia Edition