At Vesna Vestments, our Orthodox Orarions are designed using the best fabrics, high quality galloons, and richly embroidered crosses from around the world. We insist on working with only the very highest quality mills producing the finest workmanship. Our fabrics come from France, Russia and Greece.
In the Orthodox Church, the orarion is worn by all Deacons, as well as Subdeacons, and Altar Servers blessed by a bishop to wear the orarion. In the Slavic tradition, the design of the deacon’s orarion is a sign of his rank: the deacon wears a simple “single orarion”, the protodeacon wears a “double orarion” (a double-length orarion which drapes over the shoulder twice, most often in a contrasting dark velvet and embroidered with the words “Holy Holy Holy”), and an archdeacon wears a very wide “double orarion” made of brocade. In the Byzantine tradition, all deacons wear a “double orarion” made of a fabric matching their vestments.
The orarion (stole) is made as per your specified measurements, and in a wide range of materials and designs. If ordering a double orarion, please specify whether you want the hip tailored in the ‘lozinge’, ‘crossed’, or ‘Greek’ styles. We also offer two-sided orarions (with a light color such as gold on one side, and a dark color such as purple on the other) which are a great idea for those on a budget as they can greatly increase the versatility of your vestment. Please specify your preferences in your Order form below.
Before placing your order:
- Select your fabric from our available choices.
- Review our policies for payment.
- If you have any questions, be sure to consult Vesna via our Contact page.
- When ready, simply fill out the form below!
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