Skip to comments.Catholic Word of the Day: OMOPHORION, 01-22-15
Posted on 01/22/2015 8:42:01 AM PST by Salvation
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A vestment of the Greek Rite corresponding to the pallium in the Roman Church. It is abroad band often of silk or velvet, ornamented with crosses, worn around the neck and over the shoulders and breast. Its is worn by Byzantine, Armenian, and Coptic bishops and archbishops. Originally made of wool, it symbolizes the duties of bishops as shepherds of their people.
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Holy Moly, in view of that other discussion! What are the odds? God is Great!
When I was in music college my brass teacher tried to get me to switch to playing the omophorion, but I could never get passed the four-finger valve construction...</jk>
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OK, I’ll be serious. Didn’t Pope Francis just bless some lambs for St. Agnes day, whose wool is supposed to be used to make an omophorion?
Strange odds entirely.
In the Latin rite these are called palliums. Or pallia, if I am correct in the plural.
I about lost it. I can’t figure out what that persons deal is. But people used to be smarter on here.
OK, so that is essentially the same vestment; thanks
The article inspired one of our detractors to go in. def: great job as always! :)
Have a blessed day, one and all! Gotta go!
That was cute! My guess was an instrument, too! : ) God bless you!
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