Eileton

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The '''eileton''' (Greek) or '''iliton''' (Slavonic) is a silk cloth containing the [[antimension]], and which is left on the [[altar]] table.  
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The '''eileton''', in Slavonic '''iliton''', is a silk cloth slightly larger than the [[antimension]] that is folded around it at the conclusion of the [[Divine Liturgy]], and which is left on the [[altar]] table.  
  
 
Different commentators have said that it represents the burial cloth around Jesus' head, the Resurrection, or the infant Jesus' swaddling clothes.
 
Different commentators have said that it represents the burial cloth around Jesus' head, the Resurrection, or the infant Jesus' swaddling clothes.
  
 
[[Category:Liturgical objects]]
 
[[Category:Liturgical objects]]
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Latest revision as of 08:12, June 13, 2012

The eileton, in Slavonic iliton, is a silk cloth slightly larger than the antimension that is folded around it at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, and which is left on the altar table.

Different commentators have said that it represents the burial cloth around Jesus' head, the Resurrection, or the infant Jesus' swaddling clothes.

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