A mantle (Greek: μανδύας, mandyas; Church Slavonic: мантия, mantiya) is an ecclesiastical garment in the form of a very full cape which extends to the floor, joined at the neck, that is worn over the outer garments.
In the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Eastern Catholic churches, the mantle is a monastic garment worn by bishops, hegumens, archimandrites, and other monastics in processions and while attending various church services, such as Vespers or Matins; but not when vested to celebrate the Divine Liturgy. Unlike the Western cope, the mantle is worn only by monastics. The klobuk is worn over the mantle.
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... There is also an episcopal mantlewhich is not worn with the other episcopal vestments while celebrating the Divine Liturgy, but when the bishop formally enters the church beforehand, or when ... The tablets on the Bishop's mantlemay be more finely embroidered or made of more costly material than those on the mantleof an archimandrite ... The episcopal mantlealways has a train on it, and may have small bells attached as well, recalling the bells attached to the Robe of the High Priest (Exodus 2833-34) ...
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