sakkos

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Etymology[edit]

From Byzantine Greek σάκκος.

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sakkos (plural sakkoi)

  1. (Eastern Orthodoxy) A richly decorated vestment worn by Orthodox bishops, instead of a priest's phelonion (chasuble in western church).
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 515:
      When in 1411 Emperor John VIII Palaeologos married a daughter of Vasilii II, Grand Prince of Muscovy, he sent Moscow a splendid specimen of the liturgical vestment known as a sakkos as a gift for Metropolitan Photios.

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