$750.00USD

Epitaphios Cover Dormition of Theotokos With Golden Thread Full Embroidery 70x90cm
[6552-20Dormition]

Epitaphios Cover Dormition of Theotokos With Golden Thread Full Embroidery 70x90cm
Εpitaphios or epitaphion is a very important representation in our Greek Orthodox Religion. Today most often found as a large cloth, embroidered and often richly adorned, which is used during the services of Great Friday and Holy Saturday in the Eastern Orthodox Churches and those Eastern Catholic Churches which follow the Byzantine rite.
The icon depicts Christ after he has been removed from the cross, lying supine, as his body is being prepared for burial. The scene is taken from the Gospel of St. John (John 19:38-42). Shown around him, and mourning his death, may be his mother (the Theotokos or Blessed Virgin Mary); John the beloved disciple; Joseph of Arimathea; and Mary Magdalene, as well as angels.
The Epitaphios is used on the last two days of Holy Week in the Byzantine rite, as part of the ceremonies marking the death and resurrection of Christ. It is then placed on the Holy Table (altar table), where it remains throughout the Paschal season.
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