A knife to cut bread
Candles for the altar
Candles may be placed in the front or the rear of the chapel so that the
Orthodox faithful may light a candle as they enter.
Orthodox vestments are similar to those used by Roman Catholic clergy
and Protestant clergy from liturgical faith groups, but the Orthodox
vestments have evolved in a somewhat different manner. Unlike other
liturgical faith groups, all colors may be used. There is no strict seasonal
sequence, except that the more sombre colors are used for the fasts and the
brighter colors are used at the great feasts. White is often worn at funeral
services and on Orthodox Good Friday. At the Divine Liturgy, the following
vestments may be used.
THE STICHARION.This is the basic liturgical vestment (figure
3-33A) and corresponds to the western alb; but it is ordinarily made of silk or
brocade and not linen, and it need not necessarily be white.
THE EPITRACHELION.This is the distinguishing emblem of the
Orthodox priesthood and is also referred to as the priestly stole (figure
3-33 B). It is worn around the neck, but it is not crossed as it is by Roman
Catholic priests. The two strips of material hang parallel, and are attached to
one another by buttons.
THE ZONE.This is a form of belt or tincture used around the waist
THE EPIMANIKA.These are liturgical cuffs which are placed over the
sleeves of the sticharion (cassock),
THE EPIGONATION (not shown). This is a piece of stiff material,
about 12 x 10 inches, decorated with a cross. It is worn on the right hip by a
THE PHELONION.This is a cone-shaped garment with an opening
for the head (figure 3-33 D), It corresponds to the western chasuble. The
phelonion maybe worn at baptisms, marriages, when anointing of the sick,
and at funerals. The phelonion is not so specifically a Eucharistic vestment as
is the western chasuble.