Talk:Archpriest

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Perhaps it would be good if someone could explain the vestments that a priest wears? It might be interesting.


I think it would be useful if someone explained what a pectoral cross is, and maybe a photo?

I think that there needs to be better definitions of the terminology in this stub.

What about including how a priest becomes an archpriest? I think that is important.

Does anyone know why the Greek and Slavic practices for wearing a pectoral cross differ?


Hello, again, Crash. I rolled back the page to the earlier version because it is more in the accepted style. You've asked some great questions. Check out Vestments for an explanation of who's wearing what. No pics yet, but that would be a great addition.
Perhaps "pectoral cross" needs its own article, but it's a cross worn around the neck on a chain. It falls on the chest; thus, pectoral.
The legend I've heard as to why all priests wear crosses in the Slavic tradition is that a Czar got tired of going up to deacons, mistaking them for priests, and asking for a blessing (deacons don't bless and when wearing exorassa—clerical street clothes—are indistinguishable from priests). I have no idea if this is true or not. —[[User:Dcndavid|—Dcn. David talk contribs]] 10:09, 9 Jul 2005 (EDT)
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