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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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Resources:

Title

Author

Date

Publisher

Reference Number

Christianizing the Roman Empire A.D. 100-400

MacMullen, Ramsay

1984

Yale University Press

ISBN 0-300-03642-6

Monastery of St. Catherine, The

Papaioannou, Dr. Evangelos

Undated

Unknown

None Stated

Sinai and the Red Sea

Beecham, N.

Undated

Unknown

None Stated

St. Catherine's Monastery

Paliouras, Athanasios

1985

St. Catherine's Monastery at Sinai

None Stated

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