Product Code: V0040 [ 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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To clean the silk-brocade components: dry-cleaning recommended; all embroidered appliques must be removed prior to cleaning.
To clean the alb: wash at low temperatures; use soft detergents; do not bleach.
To dry the alb: either tumble-dry, or turn inside-out and hang inside a closet; do NOT expose to direct sunlight while drying.
To iron the alb: Iron occasionally and at low temperatures.
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This Armenian-style liturgical vesture consists of a cape, a tunic (alb), a stole, a belt, cuffs, and a collar. Because all garments are individually hand-tailored, small variations in design, color and pattern should be expected.
Tunic or shabig (alb)
The tunic is a long white shirt that reaches the ankles. It is often embroidered at the hem, sleeves and neckline. Its white color is a symbol of purity of heart, just like the white that is worn by the newly-baptized. Records show that in the third century, white was a preferred color for priestly vestments.
Poroorar or stole
This long stole has a hole for the neck and is, in actuality, the Deacon's stole that has been draped around the neck and sewn up in the center. It symbolizes righteousness.
Kodi or belt
A fabric belt matching the cape that is worn over the poroorar. A symbol of the strength of faith and the priestly authority of binding and loosing.
Pazban or cuffs
These wide cuffs are the same material as the cape and are worn over the shabig on the forearms. They symbolize strength and moral cleanliness as well as the hard work and penitence required in the Lord's service.
Vagas or collar
The stiff wide collar matches the cape in fabric and color. A long linen piece and ribbons allow the collar to be worn by crossing the ribbons to the front and then tying them in back. It has come to symbolize obedience and the yoke of Christ. From Matthew 11:29-30:" Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
Shourchar or cape
Made of a beautifully textured and ornamented fabric, the cape is a symbol of the glory of the new spiritual life and a shield-like defense against evil.
Source: St. George Armenian Apostolic Church