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Epigonation, palitsa fully embroidered for orthodox priest icon st. Stephen

The fully-embroidered Palitsa, with icon of st. Stephen the Protomartyr

 Epigonation/Palitsa: like the nabedrennik, except it is diamond-shaped and always worn on the right side (loop over the left shoulder); also a clergy award; in Byzantine practice, denotes a priest blessed to hear confessions

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