Product Code: N0022 [ custom-made ]
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Each order is custom-tailored to your set of individual measurements. To submit your measurements online, please visit the Liturgix measurement diagram.
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Wash at low temperatures, using weak detergents. DO NOT BLEACH.
Dry in an aired space and not exposed to direct sunlight (black dye fades).
Ironing: Use the temperature recommended for the fabric selected.
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This Greek-style cassock (Russian: ряса ryasa or riassa, Ukrainian: ряса ryasa, Greek: εξώρασον, ράσον exorason) is a voluminous, floor-length long garment, loosely fitting, with very large sleeves worn over the inner cassock by bishops, priests, deacons, and monastics as their regular outer wear. In the Greek tradition, however, chanters may wear it in church, usually with no inner cassock beneath but directly over secular clothing. The outer cassock should be worn by a priest celebrating a service such as Vespers where the rubrics call for him to be less than fully vested, but it is not worn by any clergy beneath the sticharion. It may be worn with the bottoms of the sleeves turned back, which are sometimes faced in a contrasting color. The Greek version tends to be somewhat lighter weight and more fully cut than the Russian. The outer cassock symbolizes the expiration of a clergyman in this world, and his burial and subsequent dedication to God and the Heavenly Kingdom. Over the exorason the bishop wears a panagia and a cross, while a priest wears only a cross.