Omophorion meaning

In the Eastern Orthodox liturgical tradition, the distinguishing vestment of a bishop and the symbol of his spiritual and ecclesiastical authority. Originally of wool, it is a band of brocade decorated with crosses and is worn about the neck and around the shoulders.
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Origin of omophorion

  • From Byzantine Greek ὠμοφόριον (ōmophorion), from Ancient Greek ὦμος (ōmos, “shoulder”) + φέρω (pherō, “carry”).

    From Wiktionary