plural omophoria
: the distinctive vestment of bishops of the Eastern Church corresponding to the pallium of the Western Church but made in two forms and worn in one form or the other by all bishops during the celebration of liturgical offices

Word History


Late Greek ōmophorion, from Greek ōm- om- + Late Greek -phorion (from Greek pherein to bear, carry)

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“Omophorion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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