Orthodox Church of the Mother of God

Joy of all the Sorrowful - Mays Landing, NJ (f. 1966)


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ZoneZONE - The belt or girdle, of the same material as the vestments, worn by the priests, on his stichar. It signifies the power of faith.

It fastens the sticharion and the epitrachelion on his body in order to facilitate his movements and attest his readiness for service, as a man girds himself when he sets out on a journey or undertakes a task.

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