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Archpriest's Chasuble (sakkos)

Archpriest's Chasuble (sakkos)

Gallery of Artifacts in the

Monastery of St. Catherine Collection

John Watson

Archpriest's Chasuble (sakkos)

Archpriest's Chasuble (sakkos)- A part of the collection of artifacts belonging to the Monastery of St. Catherine

This is an all-embroidered archpriest's chasuble (sakkos) of outstanding workmanship, dating to the 18th century. One side shows the Tree of Jesse illustrating the genealogy of the Holy Virgin and of Jesus Christ. The other side shows Christ as High Priest and the twelve Apostles, with God the Father and the Holy Spirit "consenting" above the figure of Christ.

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Reference Number

Christianizing the Roman Empire A.D. 100-400

MacMullen, Ramsay


Yale University Press

ISBN 0-300-03642-6

Monastery of St. Catherine, The

Papaioannou, Dr. Evangelos



None Stated

Sinai and the Red Sea

Beecham, N.



None Stated

St. Catherine's Monastery

Paliouras, Athanasios


St. Catherine's Monastery at Sinai

None Stated


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