Eileton

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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.