Velvet Double-Length Deaconate Orarion

Velvet Double-Length Deaconate Orarion
Product Code: V4081 [ custom-made ]
Price: $169.95



  • a 4 3/4"-wide orarion for archdeacon
  • a double-length orarion, which is approx. 165"-long (finished length may vary slightly according to the person's height and body structure)
  • hand-tailored in velvet in the color of your choice
  • with soft interlining and fully-lined in satin in the color of your choice (to ensure proper draping and long life)
  • adorned with 3 or 7 applique embroidered crosses, decorated with beads
  • trimmed with galloon and finished with fringe


  • decorated with embroidered ornaments
  • an extra long double-length orarion, which is approx. 220"-long (finished length may vary slightly according to the person's height and body structure)


Each order is custom-tailored to your set of individual measurements. To submit your measurements online, please visit the Liturgix measurement diagram.
Because there are variety of local styles and customer preferences regarding the size of the deaconate orarion and deaconate sticharion, please specify the dimensions you prefer using the deaconate vestments diagram.
(Note: You are welcome to measure your own single-length orarion that you are satisfied with. All requested dimensions are optional and if not provided your orarion will be completed in traditional manner for the height provided.)


To clean: dry-cleaning recommended; all embroidered appliques must be removed prior to cleaning.


Archdeacons and protodeacons are awarded the much longer double orarion (Greek: ὀράριον; Slavonic: Орарь, orar), which is worn over the left shoulder, wrapped around the chest and back, and brought back over the left shoulder to the front. It is a narrow stole, usually four to five inches (127 mm) wide and of various lengths, made of brocade, often decorated with crosses (three, five or seven) embroidered or appliquéd along its length. It is usually trimmed with decorative banding around the edges and fringe at the two ends. The Archdeacon's orarion may also have the word "Holy" embroidered three times on it in large letters, using nomina sacra where customary, in reference to the Trisagion.

In modern Greek Orthodox practice, all deacons usually wear the double orarion.

When preparing for Communion, the deacon will tie the orarion around his waist, bringing the ends up over his shoulders (forming a cross in back) and then straight down in front, tucking them under the section around the waist.

Source: WikipediA

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