Bishop's Vestments

In the church hierarchy, the top clergy are called bishops. In particular, the bishops include:

  • Bishops,
  • Archbishops
  • Metropolitans
  • Patriarchs

Therefore, representatives of the highest ranks of the church community should be distinguished by their clothes for divine services. 

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The vestment of a bishop has the following components:

  • A chasuble is a priest’s chasuble, which differs from the usual one by the presence of gamuts (ribbons that tighten the sleeves at the wrist). Such church clothes are sewn mainly from fabrics of light shades (as a symbol of purity and righteous life) and decorated with embroidery;
  • Sakkos – the upper garment is unsewn on the sides, so it forms wide but short sleeves and has a cutout for the head;
  • Epitrachilus – a wide band that wraps around the neck, with both ends coming down in front and fastened on the chest. It is a sign of the Lord’s grace and without it the priest cannot conduct the liturgy;
  • A stick is a board in the form of a rhombus, which contains the image of a cross inside and is attached to a ribbon at one corner. Fastens on the right side of the belt.
  • Small omophorus – a long and fairly wide cloth, which is decorated with crosses and worn on the shoulders over the neck over the sakos and connected on the chest (both ends in front);
  • Large omophorus – looks like a small one in the form of a wide ribbon decorated with crosses, but is worn differently – one end is lowered to the chest, the other remains behind on the back;
  • Belt – symbolizes spiritual strength;
  • Bishop’s miter – a headgear in the form of a crown, rounded at the top and decorated with icons and precious stones, as a symbol of a crown of thorns;
  • The pectoral cross is an ornament worn by priests over their clothes.
  • Panagia – a round ornament (contains the image of the Mother of God) that is worn around the neck.
  • Sulok – a small piece of cloth folded in such a way as to form a double protection for the priest’s hands (cold metal of the handle and cold from the outside) and attached to the rod. There is also a version that the sulok is intended to avoid taking the symbol of power with bare hands.
  • Rod – a gilded or silvered stick, which has a top in the form of an inverted anchor or two snakes and, necessarily, is crowned with a cross. Symbolizes authority and power. It is used by the bishop during divine services.
  • A staff is a stick made of hard types of wood, decorated with decorations on the top. A symbol of the authority of the bishop or the abbot of the monastery in ordinary time;
  • The bishop’s mantle (worn on special occasions) is a symbol of the all-covering power of God
  • Tablets – stripes on the mantle.

All clothes are made of high-quality fabric, very light and natural, which ensures comfort when wearing.

During the Divine Service, everyone certainly pays attention to the priest’s clothing, which is undoubtedly the most important church clothing.

In this category you will find many types of vestments in all liturgical colors, both plain and with embroidered elements.

We offer themed church vestments with a rich embroidered design for various events:

  • for a long fast,
  • for wedding ceremonies,
  • for Easter liturgies,
  • Christmas vestments,
  • robes with creatively decorated images of saints and others.

Each component of the vestment of the priest is filled with deep meaning and has a special meaning during the Divine Service.

That is why, in addition to ready-made products, Ryza’s shop-workshop offers tailoring of clothes and vestments by individual order. Embroidery can be quickly and qualitatively implemented according to a unique design. Such advantages give us the opportunity to cooperate with representatives of various faiths and please the eyes of a large number of parishioners.
We have many years of experience, which means the quality of the products offered. We also sell gold devotional items made of high quality materials by renowned craftsmen and artists. We are open to every client.