omophorion


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omophorion

(ˌəʊməˈfɔːrɪɒn)
n, pl omophoria
(Eastern Church (Greek & Russian Orthodox)) a band worn by Eastern Orthodox bishops around the neck and shoulders, decorated with the Christian Cross
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There are also parallels with the Byzantine iconographie type of the Katafigi (Refuge) Mother of God that represented the grief-stricken Virgin pressing her omophorion against her cheek.
The canonical norm, which is not always followed but which in any case entails the same absence of a recognition of primacy at the universal level, is this: the priest commemorates only the bishop under whose omophorion he directly serves; the bishop, wherever he serves the liturgy, commemorates the metropolitan; the metropolitan commemorates the patriarch; and the patriarch commemorates--and this is the aspect of most interest for us--every other Orthodox patriarch or head of an autocephalous church.
In BAR, he vests in the "omophorion," the distinguishing vestment of bishops in the Byzantine tradition.