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EpigonationPalitzaEPIGONATION - (Sl. Palitsa) A diamond shaped vestment worn on the right side by priest of higher rank and by bishop. The diamond-shaped sword or shield worn over the right hip. It is usually given as a sign of honor as well as to those authorized to hear confessions.

Orthodox Church of the Mother of God. Mays Landing, NJ 08330

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