phelonion


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phelonion

(fɪˈləʊnɪən)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) a variant spelling of phaelonion
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Behind the screen, and at times in front of them, priests in Eastern European vestments, including an eye-catching red and gold robe called a phelonion and a cylindrical black hat called a kalimavkion, celebrated a special Mass partly in sung Slavonic -- a liturgical language used by some Eastern Catholic churches.
Neither deacon nor deaconess wore the large, cape-like phelonion, which the presbyter used to cover his hands; rather, they would have used the two ends of the orarion for that purpose.
This garment is apparently what would become known as the stikharion, and should not be confused with the phelonion, or chasuble, worn by presbyters.