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#1 Fr.Alexei


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 07:39 PM

Dear Forum Members,

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I have seen pictures Great Schema monastics wearing the Polystavrion, i.e. the cord with many crosses. Is this only used in the Greek tradition for Schema monks & nuns, or in the Slavic tradition as well?


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#2 Fr Raphael Vereshack

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 03:50 PM

In the Russian tradition great schema monks also wear the schema. Whether it is identical to what the Greek monks wear though- that I do not remember.

#3 Jannis Grossmann

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 03:37 PM

Dear Fr Alexei


I do not know whether you got an answer in the meantime, but as it seems, the Slavs have also the so called Polystavrion, which is in fact the original Analavos (Greek: analamvano αναλαμβάνω = to rise up [something]), i.e. to bind up the clothes while doing manual work.


See this link for the use of the Polystavrion in the Slavic tradition



a picture of a Russian monk wearing a Polystavrion



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#4 Michał



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Posted 06 August 2014 - 07:36 AM

Ok, I am confused. I thought polystavrion is a special kind of phelonion worn by bishops.

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