Rites and Rituals of the Coptic Orthodox Church
Dictionary of Coptic Orthodox Church Terms and Terminology
* The distinctive dress worn by the clergy when performing the liturgy.
1- Amice (Taylasan): It was originally a hood covering the head and neck, and we have discussed this issue before here on st-takla.org in other sections. It symbolizes the helmet of salvation resembling the soldier's helmet as a sign of his spiritual vigilance during prayer. It looks like a crown which priests wear while celebrating the liturgy of the Eucharist.
2- Dalmatic, sticharion* or Alb (Tuniah): A long white linen on the front, back and borders. It refers to the angel's purity.
a. Deacon's stole.
b. Priest's stole (Patrashil).
6- Armlets sleeves*.
7- Phelonion or Supervestment (Bornos).
8- Crown (Priestly Cap).
9- Crozier or staff of pastoral authority (Bronze Cross).
10- Pectoral Cross
11- Bendictional Cross.
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