A bishop emulates the Good Shepherd by devoting his entire life to spiritual nourishment of the faithful. One can truly feel this mysterious nurture during a pontifical worship service. The beauty of the church, solemn chants, and magnificent vestments that the bishop wears help the believers to have a deeper experience of the Sacraments.
God ordered Moses on Mount Sinai to adorn the vestments of the Archpriest. Thus, the Aharon of the Old Testament wore vestments covered with gold and precious stones.
Nowadays, the vestment of a bishop consists of a podsakkosnik, a sakkos, an epitrachelion, cuffs, a zone (belt), a big and a small omophorion, and an epigonation (palitsa). Bishop vestments are made from brocade, silk, velvet, and linen. They are decorated with patterns and crosses embroidered with gold and silver threads, as well as gemstones. Experts at St Elisabeth Convent will make bishop vestments of any kind, based on your preferences. You can learn more about the process of making vestments in our workshop here.
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