Velvet Subdiaconate Orarion

Velvet Subdiaconate Orarion
Velvet Subdiaconate Orarion
Product Code: V4089 [ custom-made ]
Price: $159.95



  • a 4"-wide orarion for subdeacon
  • an orarion, which is approx. 150"-long (finished length may vary slightly according to the person's height and body structure)
  • hand-tailored in polyester velvet, in the color of your choice
  • with soft interlining and fully-lined in satin in the color of your choice (to ensure proper draping and long life)
  • adorned with 3 applique embroidered crosses, decorated with beads
  • trimmed with galloon and finished with fringe


  • an extra galloon&fringe line at edges of orarion (a similar decoration features diaconate orarions)


Each order is custom-tailored to your set of individual measurements. To submit your measurements online, please visit the Liturgix measurement diagram.


To clean: dry-cleaning recommended; all embroidered appliques must be removed prior to cleaning.


The Orarion (Greek: ὀράριον; Slavonic: Орарь, orar) is the distinguishing vestment of the deacon and subdeacon in the Eastern Orthodox Church, Oriental Orthodox Churches and Eastern Catholic Churches. It is a narrow stole, usually four to five inches (127 mm) wide and of various lengths, made of brocade, often decorated with crosses (three, five or seven) embroidered or appliqued along its length. It is usually trimmed with decorative banding around the edges and fringe at the two ends.

The subdeacon will wrap the orarion around his waist, bringing the ends up over his shoulders (forming a cross in back) and then straight down in front, tucking them under the section around the waist. In the Greek tradition, tonsured taper-bearers wear the orarion similarly crossed in back, but with the ends hanging parallel in front. In the same Greek tradition, altar-servers will sometimes be given a blessing to wear the orarion with the ends hanging parallel in front. In Slavic Orthodox use, no one below the rank of subdeacon is usually permitted to wear the orarion. However, readers and altar servers are sometimes given a blessing by the bishop to vest in the orarion and perform some limited functions of a subdeacon. 

Source: WikipediA

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